Given these recent developments, it's not the best time to be online if you share the same name as the controversial influencer, as one man called Andrew Tate found out after he received a barrage of abuse from people who mistakenly thought he was the former kickboxer and internet personality.
Andrew Tate, a weatherman for local TV station KLTV in Texas was using his Twitter to share the latest weather updates for Texans when one Twitter user replied calling him a "f***ing wife beater."
The tweet has received over 212,0000 likes as people sympathised with the weatherman, as they called him a "poor guy" getting swept up in something that has nothing to do with him simply because he happened to have the same name.
\u201cjustice for andrew tate [weatherman]\ud83d\ude2d\u201d
— gengar // school arc (@gengar // school arc)
Even Tate's former coworker vouched for him and noted the difference between him and other Andrew Tate, she tweeted: "YES! @AndrewTateKLTV the weatherman is my former coworker. He is a great!
"*not to be confused with TikTok and andr*w tate.*"
\u201cYES! @AndrewTateKLTV the weatherman is my former coworker. He is a great! \n\n*not to be confused with TikTok andr*w tate*\u201d
— Eline de Bruijn Wiggins (@Eline de Bruijn Wiggins)
Though soon enough Andrew Tate (the weatherman) himself took to Twitter to differentiate himself from his name twin and hilariously used the "girlsplaining" or "girl bro" meme to really bring the message home.
"ANDREW TATE KLTV ("unfortunate weather reporter") IS NOT ANDREW TATE THE BOXER FROM TIKTOK," he tweeted.
\u201cANDREW TATE KLTV ("unfortunate weather reporter") IS NOT ANDREW TATE THE BOXER FROM TIKTOK.\u201d