Andrew Tate is looking like even more of a clown than usual after randomly picking a fight with Greta Thunberg on Twitter.
The incel influencer was finally allowed back on the social media platform last month, as part of Elon Musk’s plan to welcome rightwingers banned for harassment and encouraging violence and then pretend they had never broken any of Twitter’s rules.
For the most part, Tate’s return has been easy to ignore thus far, which may have been part of the reason behind his decision to try to stir up drama with the 19-year-old climate activist.
Addressing her directly, he wrote that he has 33 cars and asked for her email address, “so I can send a complete list of my car collection and their respective enormous emissions.”
The desperation for attention is a familiar stench on Tate, and he is hardly the first grown man who has stepped to Thunberg to try to find it. Why rightwing guys are so obsessed with picking fights with a literal teenager is beyond the scope of rational comprehension, yet here we are, time and time again.
That said, Thunberg has become accustomed to dealing with these Chads, and knocked Tate flat in no time.
The exchange would have been excruciating to watch if Tate himself elicited any sympathy whatsoever, but as we are far beyond that as a society, the brutality and ease with which Thunberg called out his blatant attempt at peacocking — and just as casually dismissed it — only served as amusement.
Musk can bring losers like Tate back to Twitter, but he can’t make anyone pretend they’re deserving of even the slightest bit of respect.