After speaking out against controversial media influencer Andrew Tate for his misogynistic videos that has a 'toxic' influence over young boys, Labour MP Alex Davies-Jones has alleged that she has been "bombarded" with rape and death threats. The MP for Pontypridd also criticised UK PM Rishi Sunak for his "too slow" recognition.
Earlier this month, Davies-Jones discussed Tate’s impact on younger generations and stated, "Teachers are now having to develop their own resources to re-educate boys who are being brainwashed online by his deeply toxic messaging."
The MP went on to denounce Rishi Sunak for being "too slow to recognise the damage this is causing". She asked, "What has he done? What is his government doing to tackle this misogyny? This incel culture? And the radicalisation of young men in this country? Will he [Sunak] commit to giving teachers the resources they need to address this problem head on?"
On Tuesday, the 33-year-old MP thanked the local police in her area for their support as she received numerous death and rape threats from Andrew Tate's supporters.
She said, "I’d like to put on record my own thanks to … all of the local police in my south Wales area who have been an immense support to me in the recent weeks after I have spoken out about the horrendous abuse and behaviour of Andrew Tate online. As a result, my own inbox and my office have been bombarded with death threats, rape threats."
Former kickboxing world champion Andrew Tate has turned into an internet sensation for his controversial remarks and gained millions of followers on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and TikTok. However, the 36-year-old is currently facing allegations of being part of an organised crime gang and human trafficking.