Greta Thunberg’s Andrew Tate Tweet Among Most Liked Ever
Climate activist Greta Thunberg’s viral Twitter response to Andrew Tate has become one of the most liked tweets of all time after racking up 3.5 million likes around two days after it was posted.
Tate, a controversial social media influencer, initiated an exchange with Thunberg on Twitter on Tuesday, tagging her in a post about her “33 cars” and asking for her email address “so I can send a full list of my collection. of cars and their respective ones. huge emissions.”
Thunberg responded to Tate in a Twitter post on Dec. 28, writing, “Yes, please enlighten me. Email me at email@example.com.”
With 3.5 million likes Friday morning, Thunberg’s tweet is currently the sixth most liked tweet of all time. Earlier on Friday, his post was temporarily tied for sixth place with a May 2020 Publish by comedian Andy Milonakis, who said, “Congratulations to the astronauts who left Earth today. Good choice.” The comedian’s post received 3.4 million likes.
While Thunberg’s post received a chorus of praise and attention, the mockery stemming from his response isn’t the only thing Tate has to worry about. Tate, a former professional kickboxer and self-proclaimed “misogynist”, was arrested in Romania on Thursday, alongside his brother Tristan, reportedly in connection with an investigation into human trafficking and other alleged offences.
Social media users speculated that a video posted by Tate on Twitter in response to Thunberg’s viral tweet led to his arrest. In the video, Tate receives a stack of pizza boxes from the Romanian restaurant, Jerry’s Pizza, which some believe may have helped authorities track him down. In her video, Tate also tells someone off-camera to make sure the pizza boxes won’t be recycled.
Thunberg appeared to acknowledge Tate’s arrest in a new tweet Friday that read, “Here’s what happens when you don’t recycle your pizza boxes.” This post also received considerable attention, racking up 1.9 million likes on Friday morning.
The most liked tweet of all time remains a post on the late actor Chadwick Boseman’s Twitter account announcing his death, which received 7 million likes. The second most liked Tweeter of all time, at 4.7 million likes, came from Twitter and Tesla CEO Elon Musk.
“Then I’m buying Coca-Cola to get the cocaine back,” Musk tweeted on April 27, 2022, shortly after Twitter announced he had reached a deal for him to acquire the company.
The third, fourth and fifth most liked tweets of all time came from former President Barack ObamaPresident Joe Biden and then Obama againrespectively.
Overall, Thunberg’s post was seen by a large number of people. A new Twitter feature that was recently rolled out shows how many times a tweet has been viewed, in addition to the number of retweets, tweet quotes, and likes.
As of 10:45 a.m. ET Friday, Thunberg’s response to Tate had been viewed more than 249 million times.
Newsweek has contacted Thunberg for comment.