Unless you live under a very large rock in the middle of nowhere, the names Chris Bumstead and Andrew Tate should be household names in this day and age. 4 time Classic Physique Mr. Olympia and reigning champion Chris Bumstead got into a very sarcastic yet hilarious exchange of messages with none other than Andrew Tate, an American-British Internet personality and former professional kickboxer. Both of these individuals are very well known in the sports & social media space.
Chris Bumstead is the reigning Classic Physique champ who started climbing the fame ranks in 2017 when he finished second in the Mr. Olympia Classic Physique category. In 2019 however, his popularity exploded as he won the title for the first time, and has continued to remain on top for 4 consecutive years. Since, Chris has piled up over 11 million followers on Instagram and become a widely popular social media influencer.
Following his kickboxing career, Andrew Tate began offering paid courses and memberships through his website. Most recently, Tate has risen to fame as an online influencer. Tate’s claim to fame has been a mixture of very polarizing statements and opinions that have inadvertently gotten him banned from nearly every single social media platform. Twitter, however, has reinstated his account as active.
On December 7th, Chris posted a screenshot of a short conversation between him and Andrew in his story. The conversation started with Chris’ comment on a Twitter image of Tate Bench pressing that read “Tiny Weights”, to which Andrew replied with a hint of playful sarcasm, “Heaviest weights I could find on the super yacht… How heavy are the weights on your super yacht?”. Chris revealed to his fan base how funny this exchange was, but very likely a fake interaction as he does not have a Twitter account.
This is not the first time Chris has experienced accounts impersonating him. On June 22, Jake Paul called out Tommy Fury for pulling out of their fight. In his video, Paul criticizes Tommy. “Tommy Fury and boxers like him are the reason this sport started to die,” wrote Jake. The fake Bumstead account commented on Jake’s post and people seemed to believe that it was the real Chris Bumstead.
Although fake social media accounts seem to be very prevalent in the social media space, Chris found this exchange valuable enough and shared with his community of over 11 Million followers.