Popular Youtuber True Geordie has apologised after he directed an ‘Islamophobic’ comment at former British kick-boxer and newly converted follower of Islam, Andrew Tate. Thirty-five year-old Tate has made headlines in the past with his opinions on women.
It’s not the first time the Youtuber, who is from Newcastle, has been in the news recently. He interviewed heavyweight champion Tyson Fury, and questioned him over his trilogy fight with Derek Chisora. Fury became enraged, and hurled vulgarities at True Geordie before cutting the interview short.
And just mere days after that, True Geordie is again under fire for a comment he made in a recent live stream alongside Laurence McKenna. Amid the backlash, the Youtuber released a 23 minute long video to his channel, which has around two million subscribers.
He wastes no time and immediately begins the video with “Let’s get straight into it, I’ve recently made a joke online and it’s caused a reaction, upset.” People were seemingly not convinced by the video, with one user commenting “This isn’t an apologetic video, this is damage control.”
As mentioned, this all began on a live stream hosted by True Geordie himself. A subscriber asked ‘Are you fighting Andrew Tate?’. His co-host, Laurence said “Andrew Tate has god on his side now, there’s no way Brian (True Geordie) would win that”.
Then, True Geordie said “Although, I would gladly blow myself up if I could take that f*cking s*itbag with me”. McKenna, visibly shocked by the comment said “That’s the use of a stereotype there which is obviously not what he meant”.
That comment from McKenna didn’t deter True Geordie. He continued to say “I’m just saying, if he wants to prove it, do the right thing. Let’s see how about that life he really is.”
Tate has become an internet sensation, and has divided many people’s opinions. He recently converted to Islam, with a video of him praying in a mosque going viral on social media.