Andrew Tate, a former kickboxing champion and controversial personality, has caused outrage with his comments on the recent death of Jordan Neely, a homeless man who was choked to death in a New York subway station.
Tate, who has been de-platformed from YouTube, made the comments in a video on the platform Rumble.
Neely was choked to death by a 24-year-old former Marine Crops officer, who locked in a rear-naked choke on him for around 15 minutes.
Neely had been acting up inside the northbound F train, apparently due to hunger and thirst, and the former Marine decided to take matters into his own hands and pinned him to the ground.
Neely was pronounced dead after being taken to the hospital and the incident was ruled a homicide.
The man who applied the chokehold on Neely was initially let go without any charges, which led to massive protests from every corner of society.
Many people were outraged by the incident and felt that the former Marine should have been charged with Neely’s death.
Andrew Tate’s Controversial Comments
Tate, however, had a different take on the matter.
In his Rumble video, he stated that he would try his best to ignore Neely if he was being disruptive on the subway, and that he wouldn’t want to get involved because he understands that the government in New York would punish him severely for trying to intervene.
Tate also took a dig at Neely’s financial situation, suggesting that people should avoid using the subway to avoid being in “brokie situations.”
Criticism of Tate
Andrew Tate’s comments on Neely’s death were widely criticized, with many people accusing him of victim-blaming and insensitivity.
Tate’s own controversial past was also brought up, with some people suggesting that he is not qualified to comment on the matter given the serious allegations that he is currently facing.
Jordan Neely had a troubled life prior to his death.
He had addiction problems and mental health issues, and his mother was also strangled to death by her boyfriend in 2007.
Neely’s troubled past has been cited by some people as a reason for his behavior on the subway, although this is no excuse for his tragic death.