Lil Nas X has questioned why there was no backlash over Tony Hawk’s “blood” skateboards when the world reacted with fury against his blood-infused Satan shoes.
The public outcry was almost instant – conservatives lined up to express their horror that Lil Nas X was selling Satan-themed shoes with a drop of human blood. The product was ultimately recalled following a Nike lawsuit.
Hawk faced little backlash for the stunt – and it wasn’t long before fans drew attention to the very different responses to Hawk and Lil Nas X for two very similar promotional campaigns.
Lil Nas X thinks people weren’t really upset about his blood-soaked Satan shoes
Lil Nas X joined the fray on Wednesday (25 August), tweeting: “Now that Tony Hawk has released skateboard with his blood painted on them, and there was no public outrage, are y’all ready to admit y’all were never actually upset over the blood in the shoes? and maybe u were mad for some other reason?”
now that tony hawk has released skateboards with his blood painted on them, and there was no public outrage, are y’all ready to admit y’all were never actually upset over the blood in the shoes? and maybe u were mad for some other reason?
— nope (@LilNasX) August 25, 2021
The singer and rapper’s post appeared to reference the relentless wave of homophobia he faced after he released his chart-topping song “Montero (Call Me By Your Name)”.
The music video for the song showed Lil Nas X sliding down a pole to hell, where he gave Satan a lap dance – and Christian conservatives went into a tailspin.
Luckily, the backlash hasn’t affected Lil Nas’x incredible trajectory – he has continued to enjoy enormous success in his career.
On Thursday (24 August), he finally announced the release date for his long awaited debut album. The record, titled Montero, will finally be unveiled on 17 September.
So even if Lil Nas’s Satan shoes never saw the light of day, at least his music career is likely to continue going from strength to strength.
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