ANDREW Tate’s twisted “university” has reportedly put a “bounty on KSI’s head” to have his sworn enemy deposed.
An employee of the disgraced influencer is said to have offered a prize to the Tate supporter who made the most popular video of the boxer and streamer “needing to be convicted and deposed”.
The evidence was uncovered in chat logs and elsewhere viewed by Vice World News.
Tate’s rise to fame has been attributed in part to manipulating the tech platform’s algorithms, experts say.
Another aspect of his once-widespread influence was the way his followers swarmed around his perceived enemies, which in at least some cases seems to have been centrally instigated by Tate’s inner circle.
The mechanism used in this case was the Tate’s Hustlers University, which is said to have built around 200,000 followers.
Andrew and his brother Tristan are currently behind bars in Romania as part of an investigation into human trafficking, rape and organized crime.
The former kickboxer has spent years building a warped empire to promote toxic worldviews that have infected legions of fans through TikTok.
Disguised as lifestyle advice, much of the content is in fact highly sexist and promotes violence against women.
His influence has spread worryingly among teenagers, with one UK MP saying he is “brainwashing” children.
A former member of the “university” said students were offered “cancellation bonuses” that were placed on the heads of Tate’s perceived enemies.
The source shared a message with Vice from a moderator with the screen name “Luc” who appears to be instructing members to create videos condemning YouTuber and boxer KSI, who has 24 million followers, and offering a reward to the most successful.
The news was sent on August 23, 2022, two days after KSI tweeted a message that read, “Thank god Andrew Tate has been banned,” referring to Tate being banned from social media platforms including Instagram, YouTube and TikTok has been banned.
The message from “Luc” was posted on a Hustlers University Discord server.
Both Tate and his cousin Luke were seen replying to messages on Hustlers University’s Discord servers when Vice visited Tate’s campus in Romania in August 2022.
Luke, aware that Vice was filming, flipped between a number of Telegram groups and Discord servers, advising followers on what Tate content to post and appearing to allay fears that YouTube would lose their accounts would block.
On Discord, he did this with the handle “Luc”.
However, this appears to have been just one aspect of Tate’s campaign against KSI.
In a video posted to Rumble on Aug. 27, Tate publicly railed against KSI.
Tate begins the footage by showing a series of clips from old KSI videos in which, among other things, he makes what he calls a “rape face.”
Tate says: “This is a personal message for you, KSI. I had no problem with you, I don’t fucking know you, I don’t watch your bulls**t youtube channel, but if I get banned, do you want to go from a fan to an instant crouch in the Matrix?
“That makes you a hypocrite. There is nothing more disgusting than a male hypocrite.
“At least Jake Paul Manns was enough to say, ‘Stand up for free speech.’
“If you’d ever fought Jake, he’d smash your damn face in.” And if you want to be smoked twice, I’ll fucking smoke you myself!”
KSI had previously beaten Jake Paul’s brother Logan in a boxing match.
Tate continued: “You’re full of shit, you’re a fucking hypocrite.
“The shit you’ve said in the past is worse than anything I’ve ever said and you know it.
“I’m gonna give you 12 rounds and I’m gonna break every bone in your damn face. Damn idiot. F**k KSI.”
Andrew’s online “academy” is chillingly reminiscent of the movie Fight Club, in which a man unhappy with his capitalist lifestyle starts an underground club and guys fed up with their mundane lives fight each other.
Despite being in prison and facing serious charges, Andrew’s supporters have continued to support him and join his program.
His “university” – which is based in his native Romania – was recently relaunched as “The Real World” after being briefly shut down during his social media ban.
The building – rumored to be the center of the online sex empire – is registered as a shooting range, where guards are allowed 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’ 9-to-five slavery.
Andrew sold the membership to “escape the Matrix” – a nod to the movie where computers control people.
His students are encouraged to create fake Tiktok accounts and post videos of him – with one member claiming he has as many as 1,000 fake profiles.
And members are encouraged to keep their identities secret and only address each other with “G”.
One member said he “went into a self-induced psychosis and spent almost a week in the hospital” after becoming so “obsessed” with the Matrix and making money.
The Center for Countering Digital Hate said Jan. 14 it found 4,621 fake Twitter accounts created to promote Tate.
The bot accounts tweeted 15,202 times to show support for Tate, mass tweeting with the hashtags “#freetopG”, “#freetate”, “#freeandrewtate” or “#freetates”.
Accounts were considered fake if they had fewer than 10 followers and were less than three months old.
Andrew and Tristan, along with two female suspects, were arrested in Bucharest last month by Romanian organized crime prosecutors pending a criminal investigation.
They are accused of soliciting women on social media platforms and persuading them to travel to their £600,000 mansion on the outskirts of the country’s capital.
The brothers would allegedly falsely claim to be in love with the young women before allowing them to engage in sexual acts in front of webcams.
According to Romanian investigators, women were forced to film porn videos on the premises and were placed under 24-hour house arrest.
Prosecutors also said one of the brothers raped one of the victims in March last year, when the investigation began.
Court transcripts show Andrew trying to force women to have his name tattooed on them – claiming at least two had already done so.
https://www.the-sun.com/news/7426415/andrew-tate-university-bounty-ksi-head-youtuber-cancelled/ Andrew Tate’s distorted “university” put up “a bounty on KSI” to depose his sworn enemy YouTuber