UPDATE: Columnist Brad Pareso, explains himself and apologizes.
“So to Geoff Schweigert, SkateDaily.net and anybody else who read this and though it was just another blatant stereotyping of skateboarding culture—it was, and that was the joke. If you took it as anything other than a stupid, ridiculous, un-researched and flat-out incorrect read, I’m sorry. In my world, that’s how it reads. The intent was for people to laugh and move along, but instead a chunk of a community took it to heart. And for that, my sincerest apologies.”
Read more here.
Wow, really? Some people are just so damn fuckin’ ignorant. Read this article from the Long Island Press and leave this super tool, Brad Pareso, some hate mail. Sounds like he’s still butt-hurt since he probably could never ride the concrete wave except for in “Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater” (if even). Either that, or he got his ass handed to him by some skater. After reading his lame article, I hope it’s the latter.
“There’s a family that lives a few houses down from me, and they have two sons, ages 11 and 9, let’s say. They like to skateboard in the street—whatever, not my problem they’re wasting their youth on a dream they’ll never achieve.”
I’m all for freedom of speech, but at least have some knowledge in your word. Not just a butt-hurt opinion.