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8 Embarrassing Times People Didn’t Realize They Were Talking To Tony Hawk, And It Escalated Hilariously
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8 Embarrassing Times People Didn’t Realize They Were Talking To Tony Hawk, And It Escalated Hilariously

If you’re a 90’s kid, you probably played Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater games at some point. Heck, maybe you even saw the pro skater make skateboarding history by landing The 900 at the 1999 X-Games. The Birdman, however, knows how to entertain us without a board, as well. Hawk is constantly sharing his funny tweets about the hilarious conversations he has with people who misrecognize him in person, and they’re so hilarious, they’re the most unexpected treats on Twitter ever.

Without a doubt, he’s the most famous skateboarder in history. But I still can imagine walking past the legend. After all, Tony has already hit the big 50 and looks like a pretty ordinary man if he’s not wearing a helmet and knee pads. Scroll down to read the funny exchanges he documented with unsuspecting folks, and be sure to check out our earlier list of these Embarassing moments when folks didn’t recognize they were talking to famous people!

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Skateboarding legend Tony Hawk was only 12 when he got his first sponsor. The Birdman turned pro two years later, in 1982

Image credits: Mike Coppola

By the time he was 25, he’d competed in 103 pro contests, winning 73 of them and placing second in 19. He was crowned vertical skating’s world champ 12 years in a row

Image credits: tonyhawk

And even after he has successfully turned his name into a global brand, a lot of people still don’t recognize Hawk in person

Image credits: tonyhawk

Here’s what other people had to say about him

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Hans
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

"Are you Tony Hawk" - "yes" - "why?" Is just awesome. I need to remember that for future commnicaation. Get a positive reply, and just ask "why?". Speachless confusion guaranteed.

GiantSpaceTiger
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Never seen a bad word written about this guy. How refreshing!

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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That's because he's the real deal. I grew up in his scene and he's just a normal dude. Lot's of people who were famous really young are very grounded because it's all they know. It's not special to them. Plus, he was scrawny and knock kneed and would get teased and made fun of when he was a little kid before he got super good so he also knows what it's like to be on the bottom of the totem pole.

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Cassie
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I wouldn't recognize him. Then again, I wouldn't recognize a lot of celebs. They are just people. It's okay if we treat them like people, right?

Anne
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I've met a couple famous people that were absolutely not ok with being treated like people though... :) (and a couple that absolutely were, REM were the chillest people ever!)

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Hans
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

"Are you Tony Hawk" - "yes" - "why?" Is just awesome. I need to remember that for future commnicaation. Get a positive reply, and just ask "why?". Speachless confusion guaranteed.

GiantSpaceTiger
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Never seen a bad word written about this guy. How refreshing!

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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That's because he's the real deal. I grew up in his scene and he's just a normal dude. Lot's of people who were famous really young are very grounded because it's all they know. It's not special to them. Plus, he was scrawny and knock kneed and would get teased and made fun of when he was a little kid before he got super good so he also knows what it's like to be on the bottom of the totem pole.

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Cassie
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I wouldn't recognize him. Then again, I wouldn't recognize a lot of celebs. They are just people. It's okay if we treat them like people, right?

Anne
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I've met a couple famous people that were absolutely not ok with being treated like people though... :) (and a couple that absolutely were, REM were the chillest people ever!)

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