The controversial influencer Andrew Tate has been arrested in Romania on charges of human trafficking and rape following his viral spat with climate activist Greta Thunberg and it all might be because of a pizza box.
In case you aren't up to speed, on Wednesday, Tate tried to provoke Thunberg with a tweet where he bragged about the huge amount of emissions that his 33 cars gave off. 19-year-old Thunberg wasn't too impressed and told him to "enlighten" her at "firstname.lastname@example.org."
The Swede's sassy response quickly went viral and is already one of the most popular tweets in Twitter history. It took Tate 10 hours to muster a reply which was a 'cringe' two-minute video of him smoking a cigar, wearing a robe and eating a pizza. While the takeaway pizza might not have seemed like much at the time, it could well lead to Tate's downfall.
Romanian authorities have reportedly been waiting nine months for Tate and his brother Tristian to return to Romania. Civil rights attorney Alejandra Caraballo reported: "Romanian authorities needed proof that Andrew Tate was in the country so they reportedly used his social media posts. His ridiculous video yesterday featured a pizza from a Romanian pizza chain, Jerry’s Pizza, confirming he was in the country."
Prosecutors added: "The four suspects ... appear to have created an organised crime group with the purpose of recruiting, housing and exploiting women by forcing them to create pornographic content meant to be seen on specialised websites for a cost."
Now the so-called 'Tog G', who has been under criminal investigation since April is being detained with his brother and two Romanian suspects and it's quite possibly because the pizza box in the video came from a Romanian takeaway named 'Jerry's Pizza.'
The restaurant in Bucharest has since become a viral star in itself with memes flooding the internet and earning comparisons Prince Andrew to Rudy Giulian's infamous gaffe at Four Seasons Total Landscaping.
\u201cA Romanian cop enjoying Greta Thunberg roasting Andrew Tate but then seeing his Jerry\u2019s Pizza box\u201d
\u201cKramer: I\u2019m opening a pizza store in Romania\nJerry: Romania?\nKramer: ROMANIA, Jerry. And I can cut you in. Let us use your name, you\u2019ll get free pizza for life.\nJerry: Free pizza for life\u2026 in Romania?\nKramer: In ROMANIA, Jerry.\nJerry: \u2026Sure, why not, what could happen.\u201d
\u201cJust one more thing sir, then I'll be outta your hair...it's probably not important anyway. But I noticed a box of Jerry's Pizza on the table there. Me, my wife loves Jerry's, can't get enough of them. But here's the thing, I thought you could only get it in Romania...\u201d
\u201cYou believe this, Adriana? This Andrew Taint moron got himself pinched for human trafficking by Roman soldiers because he went online and said where he was while eating some Jerry\u2019s Pizza. I fuckin\u2019 know Jerry, Tony loaned him money to open the pizza joint\u201d
— Craig Mac \u00c1daidh (@Craig Mac \u00c1daidh)
\u201cIt does appeah this fella \u2013\u00a0this Andrew Tate gentleman\u2013 is indeed ovah yondeh in Romania. If muh knowledge does not fail me, and it rarely does, this Jerry\u2019s Pizza is a local consortium. Unfortunately, Mr. Tate ain\u2019t got the good sense God gave a goose!\u201d
\u201cIf I had a nickel for every person called Andrew, involved with sex traffickers, being exposed via Pizza - I\u2019d have two nickels - which ain\u2019t a lot, but it\u2019s weird it happened twice.\u201d
\u201cHim: You just wait! I\u2019ll show you! Someday people will know who I am! Someday people will say I make the most famous pizza in Romania. You just wait and see!\n\nHer: yeah, whatever, Jerry.\u201d
— Dara \u00d3 Briain (@Dara \u00d3 Briain)
Even Greta couldn't resist it.
\u201cthis is what happens when you don\u2019t recycle your pizza boxes\u201d