Hilarious Times Tony Hawk Tweeted About Not Being Recognized In Public During 2021
In case you didn't already know, Tony Hawk is a treasure to follow on Twitter. The skateboard superstar has had plenty of hilarious tweets from 2021, but some of the funniest of the pack were these times Tony finds himself in public not being recognizede correctly by fans. Some people just cannot seem to grasp what he actually looks like or that they are actually meeting him. This phenomenon gets funnier and funnier with every Tony tweet. Read and vote on the stories below to find out for yourself.
Be sure to follow him and find out if he finally gets recognized more in 2022! (@TonyHawk)
- 113 VOTES
The Kid May Have Recognized Him, But Didn't Recognize His Age
Went to a local skatepark that got support from The @Skatepark Project on our last day of vacation. A kid recognized me as I got there— Tony Hawk (@tonyhawk) March 1, 2021
Him: “Hey, how old are you?”
Him: “but weren’t you 48?!”
Me: yes, I was once 48
Him: “never mind” (shakes head)
Me: time passes, I’m sorry
- 212 VOTES
A 2021 Epilogue To The 2019 Tweet That Partly Started The Ongoing Joke
Kid at skatepark (as I arrive): “you a good skater?— Tony Hawk (@tonyhawk) October 30, 2019
him: you ever been here?
him: you travel a lot?
me: yes, perhaps too much
him: are you a YouTuber?
me: no, I’m just a skater and a dad
him: wanna see me do a jump?
..and I then shot this pic pic.twitter.com/IBODPauEe2
Follow up: I asked him his name and he said Irving. I told him my name is Tony, to which he replied sarcastically “like Tony Hawk haha”— Tony Hawk (@tonyhawk) October 31, 2019
and then he left.
Epilogue: Irving messaged me on Instagram the day after this happened: pic.twitter.com/u63LseMykr— Tony Hawk (@tonyhawk) March 11, 2021
- 310 VOTES
Bravo To The Skateboarding Nurse Who ACTUALLY Recognized Who Tony Was
In waiting room of my wife’s neurologist (because migraines)— Tony Hawk (@tonyhawk) May 26, 2021
Nurse: you look familiar
Me: that’s cool
Nurse: your voice is familiar too. Is it bad if I ask you to lower your mask?
Me: I guess not since you’re the nurse
Nurse: you’re Tony Hawk! I got into skating from playing THPS
Other nurse: it’s true, and she still skates. I blame you for when she got hurt and I was short staffed for a week.— Tony Hawk (@tonyhawk) May 26, 2021
Me: my sincere apologies. Don’t do a kickflip.
- 49 VOTES
The Meme Of Him Being Mistaken Is So Popular That He Had To Explain How Olympic Skater Margielyn Didal Was Referencing
I was asked during an interview today:— Tony Hawk (@tonyhawk) July 31, 2021
“How does it feel to go to the Olympics and not be recognized by competing skaters, like Margielyn Didal?” So I had to explain that she was joking with her caption. My life is weird. pic.twitter.com/RvNQSFy7jt
- 516 VOTES
The Lady Recognizes Him From The UberEats Commercial Instead
Older woman at restaurant (I’m old, but she was older): “I know you, you’re a skateboarder.”— Tony Hawk (@tonyhawk) August 16, 2021
me: I am!
her: I saw you in an @UberEats commercial. It was cool!
her: I love that you’re not 15 anymore but still doing it
me: I haven’t grown out of it yet
her: please don’t
- 66 VOTES
The Paintball Employee Was Just Ready For Next Person In Line
Returning paintball equipment after our son’s birthday bash.— Tony Hawk (@tonyhawk) June 12, 2021
Girl collecting gear (looking down at list): “Last name?”
her: “First name?”
her: “Haha, cool name!”
She looks up at me. I pause awkwardly. She looks back down. “Next!”