Tony Hawk Criticized for Letting His Daughter Skateboard Helmet-less

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/ December 19, 2012

Pro-skater Tony Hawk came under scrutiny recently after a questionable picture hit the Internet. The photo shows him performing a pretty “gnarly” trick on the ramps, all while dangling his daughter in the air.

Here’s the photo in case you haven’t seen it:

tonk hawk daughter skate risk

Following the picture being posted, lots of people had some negative words to say, calling the pro-skater a “moron” and labeling it as bad parenting for at least not putting a helmet on her.

Tony had this to say regarding the backlash:

“One more from yesterday. 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” —Tony Hawk

Was T. Hawk wrong for putting his daughter at risk like that, or do you agree with his stance on being “too good” to crash his board? Let us know what you think.