Controversial internet figure Andrew Tate has an apparent history of making questionable comments about Chinese people.
In the Aug. 16 episode of their podcast “Hot Pot Boys,” Andrew and David Fung, a comedic duo known as the Fung Brothers, played several clips of Tate’s “most infamous quotes about Chinese people.”
The first clip shows Tate — who was born in Chicago, Illinois, but grew up in Luton, England, and now lives in Romania — on the April 21, 2021, episode of the “Fresh and Fit” podcast with Walter Weekes and Myron Gaines, where the three men are prompted to imagine what a pregnant Asian woman looks like. Tate asks Weekes and Gaines, who appear shocked, if they have “ever seen a pregnant Chinese lady.”
Andrew states that the clip portrayed “the wildest reaction to just the oddest observation ever.” David adds that Tate and the other two men were acting as if they were “16-year-old stoners.”
“They both live in areas that are very non-Asian. Miami is about 1 percent Asian. Romania is 0.2 of 1 percent Asian. The UK is not very East Asian, at least in terms of people from the Orient-looking-type look,” David says. “And you know, that coupled with the fact that in East Asian culture, women in the third trimester are generally very much encouraged to stay at home or be sedentary or stay in the house and not be out and about, which is more of a Western thing.”
In another video clip, Tate states: “Because the Chinese are extremely intelligent and what the Chinese, they’re like ant people. We all work together for the good of the ant, for the bees. We work together for the good of the hive.”
The Fung Brothers point out Tate had a “colorful way” of stating how Chinese people typically have a collectivist mindset. David adds that Tate tries to teach his audience about concepts that they would never think about, while Andrew explains that Tate acts as if he were “a Chinese professor.”
“I mean I think some people know something, but really the way he says things is very simplified and they’re entertaining,” Andrew said.
In their last clip, the brothers share a clip of Tate commenting on the purported genital size of Asian men.
“I had women who worked for me on webcam, and we ran a studio — it’s a big operation. And the dudes with the smallest d*cks were obviously the Chinese,” Tate said.
Andrew and David speculate that Tate and his followers often judge men on their genital sizes as a way of “writing off” Asian men’s productivity. David adds that it is a form of a “backhanded compliment” where Tate praises Asian men’s work ethics but also gives “straight-up dismissive disses.”
The brothers also speculate that most of Tate’s statements come from rudimentary observations he’s made in his daily life.
“These guys are just basing it off of the shops that they know, like maybe the restaurants or the massage parlors that they see,” Andrew states. “They’ll just be like, ‘Yeah, I read some articles, and I saw some Chinese people with my own eyes and these are the conclusions I came up with.’”
Clips of Tate’s observations about Chinese people have gone viral in the past, such as when he asked the question, “Have you ever seen a Chinese person working for someone that’s not Chinese?”
Tate, a former professional kickboxer, was recently banned from several social media and entertainment platforms, including Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and YouTube. A TikTok spokesperson explained that Tate was banned for spreading “hateful ideology.”
“Misogyny is a hateful ideology that is not tolerated on TikTok. We’ve been removing violative videos and accounts for weeks, and we welcome the news that other platforms are also taking action against this individual,” the spokesperson told BBC.
The video has garnered over 74000 views and 1,900 likes since being uploaded.