A clip of TikTok star Josh Richards evaluating a few of Andrew Tate’s statements to when feminine creators say “males are trash” has generated criticism on-line.
Tate, one referred to as knowledgeable kickboxer and struggling actuality TV star, has not too long ago gone viral largely as a result of his excessive statements: evaluating ladies to property, graphically describing how he would assault a lady for accusing him of dishonest, and claiming that males would reasonably date 18- and 19-year-olds over ladies of their mid-20s as a result of the previous have had intercourse with fewer males. He was not too long ago banned from Instagram, Fb, TikTok and YouTube. Tate has denied allegations of misogyny, and has said lots of his feedback have been “taken out of context.”
Throughout a recent episode of his BFFs podcast, Richards and co-host Dave Portnoy mentioned Tate’s ban from a number of social media platforms.
“I’m not making an attempt to defend him or nothing,” Richards stated of Tate within the podcast episode, a clip of which has been broadly shared on-line. “I’m simply saying, there’s undoubtedly either side. Like, there’s undoubtedly feminine creators which can be telling females ‘males are trash’ and so they’re OK to try this.”
“Males are trash” is a “a time period typically used on twitter and different social media platforms to explain males with poor behaviour, intentions or actions in the direction of ladies,” in keeping with Urban Dictionary.
Since video of the podcast episode was uploaded to YouTube on Aug. 24, it has garnered greater than 300,000 views. However the clip of Richards’ remark has recirculated on TikTok, Twitter and Instagram.
Some on-line are calling out Richards, who not too long ago had Tate on as a visitor on the BFFs podcast in an episode titled “Andrew Tate and Dave Portnoy goe toe to toe.”
“josh richards defending andrew tate is [skull face emoji],” one particular person tweeted.
One other particular person wrote in a popular Instagram post of the clip: “positive he can have an opinion. however the opinion is mistaken.”
“Josh Richards principally defending Andrew Tate is a stable cause why individuals ought to do extra analysis earlier than talking on issues they barely know something about,” one other Twitter person wrote.
Richards, who didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark, rose to fame on TikTok with movies of himself lip-syncing, dancing and collaborating in developments.
He boasts greater than 25 million TikTok followers; 6.8 million on Instagram; 2.2 million subscribers on YouTube; and a pair of million on Twitter.
Morgan Sung contributed.