It seems like only yesterday we were applauding and/or chastising Tony Hawk for pretending he was Spawn and black spiderwebing his daughter to a wall. We golf clapped and let it go.
So, Tony Hawk’s earned the internet’s ire again for another set of pictures with his daughter. This time, Hawk (who let’s remember is one of the greatest skaters in the world) is seen in Instagram photos taking his daughter for a ride on his skateboard – up and down a ramp. But neither of the two have on helmets.
People criticized Hawk. And sure, why not? Dude doesn’t have a helmet on. I mean, he even wore a helmet for his low-speed tricks on Yo Gabba Gabba!
So, Tony Hawk posted another helmetless pic, saying “For those that say I endanger my child: it’s more likely that you will fall while walking on the sidewalk than I will while skating with my daughter.”
Rebecca Sparrow of The Good Men Project came to the Hawk’s rescue, asking what business is it of ours. Well, none. And well, kind of some if he’s posting pics on a public platform built around interaction. So…we both lose.
Bottom line: Tony Hawk seems to be spending a lot of time with his kid(s) and having fun. And we certainly haven’t heard any of Tony Hawk’s ex-wives (of which there are three) defaming him to the media, so I’m guessing we’re pretty okay with his antics. It’s not like he’s in these pictures giving his kids Nutella for breakfast and then passing it off like it’s nutritious.
We just hope beyond hope that this sort of thing doesn’t happen (WARNING: Unsettling, Cannot Unsee):
But c’mon, it’s Tony Effing Hawk. Dude ain’t falling on a drop-in.