Andrew Tate’s warped ‘university’ put ‘bounty on KSI’s head’ to get his sworn enemy YouTuber cancelled
ANDREW Tate’s warped “university” reportedly put a “bounty on KSI’s head” to get his sworn enemy cancelled.
An associate of the disgraced influencer is said to have offered a prize to the Tate follower who made the most popular video about how the boxer and streamer “needs to be condemned and cancelled”.
The evidence has been uncovered in chat logs and elsewhere which has been seen by Vice World News.
Tate’s rise to fame has been, in part, down to the manipulation of tech platform’s algorithms, experts have said.
Another aspect to his once widespread influence has been the way his followers swarmed his perceived enemies, which appears to have been centrally instigated at least in some cases by Tate’s inner circle.
The mechanism used in this case was Tate’s Hustlers University which is said to have built up some 200,000 followers.
Andrew and his brother Tristan are currently behind bars in Romania as part of a probe into human trafficking, rape, and organised crime.
The former kickboxer spent years creating a warped empire promoting toxic worldviews which has infected legions of fans through TikTok.
Masquerading as lifestyle advice, much of the content is actually highly sexist and promotes violence against women.
His influence has had a worrying spread amongst teenage boys, with one UK MP saying he is “brainwashing” children.
A former member of the ‘university’ said students were offered “cancellation bounties” which were placed on the heads of Tate’s perceived enemies.
The source shared a message with Vice from a moderator using the screen name “Luc” which appears to instruct members to make videos condemning the YouTuber and boxer KSI, who has 24million followers, and offering a reward to the most successful one.
The message was sent on August 23, 2022, two days after KSI tweeted a message saying “thank God Andrew Tate was banned” which referred to Tate being banned from social media platforms such as Instagram, YouTube and TikTok.
The message from “Luc” was posted to a Hustlers University Discord server.
Both Tate and his cousin Luke were seen replying to messages on Hustlers University Discord servers when Vice visited Tate’s compound in Romania in August 2022.
Luke, aware that Vice was filming, moved between a number of Telegram groups and Discord servers advising followers on what Tate content to post and appearing to quell fears that YouTube would ban their accounts.
On Discord, he did so using the handle “Luc”.
However, this seems to have just been one aspect to Tate’s campaign against KSI.
In a video posted on August 27 to Rumble, Tate publicly ranted against KSI.
Tate begins the footage by showing a number of clips from old KSI videos in which, among other things, he makes what he called a “rape face”.
Tate says: “This is a personal message to you, KSI. I had no problem with you, I don’t f**king know you, I don’t watch your bulls**t YouTube channel but when I get banned, you want to go from a fan to just instantly cowering out to the matrix?
“That makes you a hypocrite. There’s nothing more disgusting than a male hypocrite.
“At least Jake Paul was man enough to say, ‘Stand up for free speech.’
“If you ever fought Jake, he would smash your f**king face in. And if you want to get smoked twice, I’ll f**king smoke you myself!”
KSI had previously beaten Jake Paul’s brother Logan in a boxing match.
Tate continued: “You’re full of s**t, you’re a f**king hypocrite.
“The s**t you’ve said in the past is worse than anything I’ve ever f**king said and you know it.
“I will take you 12 rounds and I will break every bone in your f**king face. F**king dork. F**k KSI.”
Andrew’s online “academy” has chilling echoes of the film Fight Club – where a man unhappy with his capitalistic lifestyle forms an underground club and blokes fed up with their mundane lives fight each other.
Despite being in jail facing serious charges, Andrew’s followers have continued to back him and join his programme.
His “university” – located at his Romanian home – was recently relaunched as “The Real World” after it was briefly shut down during his social media ban.
The building – allegedly the centre of the online sex empire – is registered as a shooting range, allowing guards to carry guns.
Members of “The Real Life” pay a monthly membership fee of £40 in exchange for advice on how to make money online and “escape slavery” of the nine-to-five.
Andrew has sold the membership as a way of “escaping the matrix” – a reference to the film where computers control people.
His students are encouraged to make fake Tiktok accounts and post videos of him – with one member claiming he had as many as 1,000 fake profiles.
And members are encouraged to keep their identities hidden, and only address each other as “G”.
One member said he “went into a self-induced psychosis and spent nearly a week in hospital” after he became so “obsessed” with the matrix and earning cash.
The Center for Countering Digital Hate said on January 14 it had found 4,621 fake Twitter accounts that had been created to promote Tate.
The bot accounts tweeted 15,202 times showing support for Tate, mass tweeting using the hashtags”#freetopG,” “#freetate,” “#freeandrewtate,” or “#freetates”.
The accounts were said to be fake if they had less than 10 followers and were less than three months old.
Andrew and Tristan, along with two female suspects, were detained in Bucharest by Romanian anti-organised crime prosecutors pending a criminal investigation last month.
They are accused of recruiting women on social media platforms and persuading them to travel to their £600k villa on the outskirts of the country’s capital.
The brothers would allegedly falsely claim to be in love with the young women, before making them perform sexual acts on webcams.
Women were forced to film porn videos in the compound and were kept under 24/7 house arrest, according to Romanian investigators.
Prosecutors also said one of the brothers raped one of the victims in March of last year, which is when the investigation started.
Court transcripts reveal how Andrew would try to force women to get his name tattooed on them – claiming that at least two already had done so.