Environmentalist Greta Thunberg had Twitter users rolling with laughter after she had the most savage response to known Twitter troll and misogynist Andrew Tate, who'd boasted about owning "33 cars" with "enormous emissions."
For those unfamiliar with Tate, he claimed he moved to Romania because police were less likely to investigate rapes after extolling the virtues of men "dating" teenage girls instead of women in their 20s and bragging about beating women and getting away with it.
Tate's tweet was clearly designed to get a rise out of the 19-year-old Thunberg, who is known for challenging world leaders to take immediate action for climate change mitigation and is a regular target for climate deniers who've claimed her youth makes her unqualified to weigh in on matters to address the climate crisis.
Tate requested that Thunberg send him her email address so he could boast about his expansive car collection.
"Hello Greta Thunberg. I have 33 cars."
"My Bugatti has a w16 8.0L quad turbo. My TWO Ferrari 812 competizione have 6.5L v12s. This is just the start."
"Please provide your email address so I can send a complete list of my car collection and their respective enormous emissions."
You can see Tate's tweet below.
Thunberg—who is well known for her straightforward and blunt speaking manner—soon responded with the following message:
"Yes, please enlighten me."
"Email me at email@example.com."
You can see Thunberg's tweet below.
Thunberg's short and sweet response quickly went viral—and had Twitter users in stitches.
What's more embarrassing for Tate than getting so utterly owned by Thunberg is his pathetic attempt at damage control.
Witness, his follow-up tweet:
And yeah, it did not go well for him.
Tate's kickboxing Wikipedia entry even got an update:
Tate rose to fame as a professional kickboxer but eventually began to make headlines for his homophobic, racist and misogynist comments on Twitter.
He came under fire for his tweets describing his view of what qualifies as sexual harassment amid the Harvey Weinstein sexual abuse cases and for tweeting several statements about his view sexual assault victims share responsibility for their assaults.
Tate has described himself as "absolutely a sexist" and "absolutely a misogynist" upon rising to fame in right-wing circles following appearances on shows like Infowars, which is run by the noted conspiracy theorist Alex Jones.
Tate's social media presence has been criticized by anti-extremism advocacy groups that have expressed concerns about how he has stoked misogyny among the far-right, particularly for expressing his belief that women are "given to the man and belong to the man" and his claim that men prefer dating teenage girls because they are likely to have had sex with fewer men.
After serious backlash, Tate backpedaled and claimed he meant only girls 18 or 19.
Although Tate has been banned from multiple social media platforms—including Twitter—at one point or another, his Twitter account was reinstated after billionaire Elon Musk officially acquired the platform, exposing Musk to further criticism about his stewardship of Twitter.