Drew Afualo Says Giving Andrew Tate A Seat on Her Spotify Podcast Is Platforming Bigotry

By Andy Lalwani
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And she really meant it

Drew Afualo recently launched her podcast exclusively with Spotify with many users online excited to hear. But some wondered if the TikTok star would be bringing on any controversial guests like Andrew Tate and grill men into oblivion. 

Afualo has been quite the TikTok sensation online. With over millions of followers, the star has partnered with exclusively with Spotify for her podcast “The Comment Section.” 

Known as the “Crusader of Women,” Afualo has been correcting men and others for their problematic behavior online. 

Afualo started her podcast “The Comment Section” to truly discuss what lives in the comments section these days. From the good, the bad, and the uplifting comments that we sometimes get. 

When it comes to the new exclusive partnership with Spotify, Drew says she feels over the moon and truly special to be working with the publisher. While you can expect a ton of laughs in each episode, Drew is also using her Spotify-exclusive podcast to shed light on topics like trans visibility, body positivity, and the power of representation. 

Drew joked about the announcement on Instagram saying “I promised I would spread to every streaming platform so the terrible men never stop itching… and I always keep my promises.”

Drew Afualo attends the Los Angeles premiere of "Only Murders In The Building" Season 2 at DGA Theater Complex on June 27, 2022 in Los Angeles, California.
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JUNE 27: Drew Afualo attends the Los Angeles premiere of “Only Murders In The Building” Season 2 at DGA Theater Complex on June 27, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images)

The weekly series has many guests including celebrities like Meghan Trainor and Zara Larson, and even others like Bretman Rock, She Coulee and model Tess Holliday.

However, not everyone is going to get a seat on Drew’s podcast. The booked and busy persona sat down for an exclusive interview with us claiming that not everyone is welcome.

When it comes to her podcast, Drew said that only uplifting and positive influences are welcome on her show. When asked if controversial people like Andrew Tate would get a chance to be interviewed or even grilled on the show, she said platforming bigotry is not on her agenda. 

British-US former professional kickboxer and controversial influencer Andrew Tate (3rd R) and his brother Tristan Tate (2nd R) arrive handcuffed and escorted by police at a courthouse in Bucharest on January 10, 2023 for a court hearing on their appeal against pre-trial detention for alleged human trafficking, rape and forming a criminal group.
British-US former professional kickboxer and controversial influencer Andrew Tate (3rd R) and his brother Tristan Tate (2nd R) arrive handcuffed and escorted by police at a courthouse in Bucharest on January 10, 2023 for a court hearing on their appeal against pre-trial detention for alleged human trafficking, rape and forming a criminal group. (Photo by Daniel MIHAILESCU / AFP) (Photo by DANIEL MIHAILESCU/AFP via Getty Images)

Afualo admits that she does not feel the need to interrogate controversial figures who have come after her or even try to change anyone’s outlook on life with her podcast. The popular star also pointed out that giving anyone a platform who has hateful rhetoric does not do anyone any justice. 

Aside from having conversations with people she doesn’t like at all, she said there would be one person, well more than a few people in fact, she would love to have on her podcast. 

Afualo said that with Spotify, she does get to hand pick every guest that comes onto the podcast. The TikToker said that the team is super collaborative, and she’s set her sights on people like Megan Thee Stallion, Dojacat, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, and even Taylor Swift as dream guests to chat with.