Far-right influencer Andrew Tate has become the target of ridicule on social media after posing in what sauna experts have noticed appears to be a cold sauna.
The 36-year-old is currently on house arrest on suspicion of organized crime and human trafficking. In the Twitter post, Tate appeared to be sweating in the sauna, but experts noticed that the thermometer was set at 50°C, which suggests that the sauna was actually cold.
Tate posted the following photo to his official Twitter account with no caption.
Sauna experts have mocked Tate on social media, pointing out that the average sauna temperature in the UK tends to be between 80 and 100°C, while the temperature of Finnish saunas sometimes reaches as high as 110°C.
Some people also ridiculed the disgraced kickboxer turned influencer for sitting on the bottom bench of the sauna, which is typically reserved for children as heat rises, making the temperature higher on the top benches.
A few even questioned why his head was so "shiny," suggesting he'd coated himself with baby oil.
The mockery was swift.
Tate was arrested at his home in Piperia, Romania in December 2022 on human trafficking and rape charges after local authorities were tipped off by Tate's response video to environmentalist Greta Thunberg on Twitter, according to the Romanian publication Gândul.
Tate and his brother Tristan were arrested at Tate's private villa; police officers also arrested a former policewoman whose involvement had been suspected for some time.
All three were initially in the custody of the Directorate for Investigating Organized Crime and Terrorism (DICOT), a Romanian agency tasked with investigating and prosecuting organized crime and terrorism-related offenses. Tate later successfully appealed for house arrest.
Tate is accused of "forming an organized criminal group that used girls for adult videos," and DICOT said its officers raided five homes tied to four suspects who sequestered at least six women captive in houses in the Bucharest metropolitan area.
The women were sexually assaulted and forced to produce pornographic videos while in captivity.
Tate's arrest comes months after his home was first raided by DICOT agents after the United States embassy alerted them an American woman might be held at the property.
In April 2022, investigators discovered two women on the property who claimed they were being held there against their will, kicking off an investigation into possible human trafficking and rape. The Tate brothers were released after several hours of questioning and Tate denied any wrongdoing.