Andrew Tate was recently arrested in Romania after posting a video containing a pizza box that alerted Romanian police to his whereabouts. He and his brother Tristan Tate were arrested on suspicion of kidnapping a girl.
The two have been under investigation and interrogation since April this year on suspicion of forming a gang that uses girls in adult videos. Tate, 36, and her brother Tristan, 34, were detained for 24 hours after authorities raided their luxurious mansion.
In the wake of Tate’s arrest, the internet has been flooded with tweets and reactions about the case, but the most viral is the feeling that Schadenfreude is spinning.
Schadenfreude is a word of German origin that refers to the enjoyment people get at the expense of others’ troubles. According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, the word is a combination of German nouns: Schaden, meaning “damage” or “harm”, and Freude, meaning “joy”. Therefore, it translates into joy over someone else’s misfortune.
Candace, Canadian podcaster and host what she saidcalled Schadenfreude her new favorite emotion on Twitter, writing:
“I think Schadenfreude is my favorite emotion right now.”
Andrew Tate’s arrest makes Schadenfreude a popular sentiment
The Twitterverse is reeling from Schadenfreude after internet personality and professional boxer Andrew Tate and his brother were arrested after trying to get into a fight with teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg. was involved in an online feud with the latter in which he attempted to taunt her with numerous cars.
He offered to provide her with the details and specs of the 33 cars he owned and asked her to provide her email ID so that the complete list could be sent to her. Thunberg’s response provided Tate with an email ID that attacked and insulted his manhood. Her response to the tweet said:
“Yes, tell me. Email smalld**[email protected]”
This incident infuriated Andrew Tate even more. He first replied, “How are you?” However, the boxer quickly followed that reaction by posting a video of him smoking a cigar, wearing a robe and delivering pizza. He taunted Thunberg by saying he wasn’t going to recycle it. Unfortunately, the video led to his ultimate downfall.
The pizza box belongs to a popular Romanian pizza chain called Jerry’s Pizza, and its appearance in the video provides all the evidence Romanian authorities need to raid and arrest Andrew Tate and his brother Tristan Tate. was.
So the internet is having fun with the Tate brothers, who were arrested after they decided to go after a teenager.
This isn’t the first time something posted on the Internet has led to such discoveries. Recently, the woman behind Twitter’s right-wing page Libs of TikTok (a page that shares posts about liberals and makes fun of them) revealed herself on Tucker Carlson’s show. It turned out that he was in the midst of the January 6 riots earlier this year.
Andrew Tate and his brother were taken into custody Thursday, December 29, in connection with an investigation into human trafficking, rape, and the formation of an organized crime group.