Andrew Tate has become a viral internet sensation after clips of his controversial takes about society and women spread like wildfire online. Since early 2022, search interest for Andrew Tate has skyrocketed, with the four-time British-American kickboxing world champion claiming he has become the "most Googled man on the f*cking internet."
Although he was born in Chicago, United States, and grew up in Luton, England (where he spent most of his life), Andrew Tate decided to move to Romania in the mid-2010s. While reports suggest Tate's move was his attempt to evade sexual harassment charges, it might not be the only case. Here's why Andrew Tate moved to Romania.
Andrew Tate Explains Why He Moved To Romania
When asked the question on The Fellas Podcast, Andrew Tate said that he chose to live in Romania because "Western society is degraded [...] and more corrupt." Tate went on to explain that there was something about the Western world that angered him.
"I don't feel comfortable [in Western society]. I don't like the way it functions and operates; I think it's the most corrupt, disgusting, and degraded society on Earth. There's nothing left besides money and [a] corporate agenda," the ex-kickboxing champion said.
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Andrew Tate continued to explain that he instead preferred living in countries where there was "morale fiber beyond the dollar" and where "corruption is accessible to everybody." He singled out Romania and Dubai as particularly religious places where people value a higher power that was beyond money and the government.
"I find it offensive that a police officer in England will stop me and refuse to take a bribe," Andrew Tate said. "I'll tell you why; it's because he will sit there and go 'no, no, this is the law; law and order' and pretend that the law means something, and f*ck me over."
"But if you're a billionaire or Boris Johnson, you can go to Epstein's island; you can f*cking throw parties during COVID, you can do whatever the f*ck you want. So the whole idea behind law and order is a lie and bull sh*t." At the end of his explanation, Andrew Tate said that he would much rather be in a society where at least he could also be part of the corruption.
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"If corruption exists, which it does, let us all play [...] I like living in a society where my money, influence, and power means I'm not below or beholden to any of these bull sh*t laws."
Notably, Andrew Tate has been vocal about Romania being more "free" than many other parts of the world and how he would better accept living in a country with a strict judicial or legal system, but only if it guaranteed his safety on the streets.
In a separate podcast, Andrew Tate clarified his reasoning was not because he was breaking the law. Instead, he explained that he preferred staying in a country that was less strict on minor infractions like speeding or parking tickets instead of persecuting him "to the ends of the earth" as he would in the UK.
We should add that Andrew Tate doesn't necessarily view himself as ever living in one place and has previously claimed to "live on [his] jet" because he frequently moves around. Still, it seems the verdict on why he prefers living in non-Western countries speaks more to his distaste for its failed society and values (or seeming lack thereof).
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