Have you ever wanted to text pro-skater and early 00s legend Tony Hawk? Well, probably not. But now you can do it, if you want.
Hawk took to Twitter to ask fans to text him, adding “(for real; it’s me).” You know, in case you were questioning it.
Text me at +1 (760) 492-6712
(for real; it’s me)
— Tony Hawk (@tonyhawk) October 18, 2019
He followed up the tweet with a video explaining that he has a service that allows him to receive fans’ texts directly to his phone.
So we know HOW he receives the texts, but I’m still left questioning why on Earth pro skater and father-of-three Tony Hawk wants fans to text him.
However, fans were quick to point out that he’s using a service called Community, so they were all met with an automated reply when they text him, thus breaking every 00s skater kid’s heart.
Thanks lol pic.twitter.com/PmHlEeXszs
— Jake Holley (@JakeHolleyMedia) October 18, 2019
But Hawk, being the pure angel that he is, was quick to clear up the situation and reply to a surprisingly large amount of fans on Twitter and via text. Once you clicked the link, fans were able to receive legitimate responses from Tony Hawk. Huge, I know.
Seems legit. pic.twitter.com/cgw0YBXGS2
— moira (@MoiraDahm) October 18, 2019
After all of the backlash from fans that were unhappy with the automated response, Tony cleared up the situation and offered some lengthy responses on Twitter too.
Your message got buried in my text avalanche so here is the answer: yeah it’s super weird, especially coming from a sport where there was no chance of fame or fortune when I started. It’s also weird to put your phone number out there and receive 20k message within a few hours…
— Tony Hawk (@tonyhawk) October 19, 2019
He also answered the question we’ve all been dying to ask, which Tony Hawk Pro Skater game is the best?
Once the king of skating, Tony Hawk is now a big internet meme. The 51-year-0ld skater shares hilarious insights into his life on Twitter, including regular conversations with strangers. So obviously, fans quickly jumped at the chance to have a personal conversation with the iconic skater.
Like the rest of the internet, I felt the intense urge to text the skating legend myself, but it turns out the service isn’t available in Australia just yet. *cries*The new app aims to give celebrities a more intimate way to interact with fans, but I imagine it’s only a matter of time before a die-hard fan crosses the line and the whole thing gets shut down.
In the mean time, enjoy some of the funniest responses to the whole Tony Hawk saga.
I’m gonna put Tony Hawk as my emergency contact https://t.co/CCVrxutMC8
— Ian Mancuso (@IanMancuso4) October 19, 2019
bummer i told a bot about my first kickflip and what it meant to me.
— KJ (@goingbykate) October 18, 2019
— golden brown passion (@TacoTansel) October 19, 2019
Tony are you trying to steal all of our credit card numbers
— VIKKA ⚔ LILSATAN (@lil_satan_) October 18, 2019