Fame is a weird thing. On the one hand, it’s great that you’re well known and all. On the other hand, it’s very awkward when people don’t recognize you, or worse, mistakenly think that you look like who you’re supposed to be. This is something that pro skater Tony Hawk knows all too well.
Tony Hawk is easily one of the most influential people in skateboarding. He was the first skater to ever successfully land the “900”, which is a trick that requires the skater to rotate two and a half-times while on their skateboard mid-air, and he’s also quite well-known outside of the skateboarding circle.
One of the most well-known icons of the 90s and early 2000s, Tony Hawk has made appearances in various media outlets. This includes game shows, TV shows, music videos, as well as movies, and video games. Speaking of video games, he has his own licensed video game series, Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater. The series was insanely popular when it launched in 1999 and spawned as many as 18 total titles.
Put simply, Tony Hawk is pretty famous. You wouldn’t know that from the encounters he shares on Twitter, however.
Apparently, Tony Hawk, who is now 50-years-old, frequently deals with people saying that “he looks familiar”, among many other things. Luckily, he’s a good sport. If anything else, he looks like he gets a kick out of the many awkward situations that he so often finds himself in.
Here are some of the Tweets that Tony Hawk has shared over the years via his Twitter account: