On Friday the pro skateboarder tweeted out to his 10.5K Twitter followers, asking them to send him a text.
Text me at +1 (760) 492-6712
(for real; it’s me)
— Tony Hawk (@tonyhawk) October 18, 2019
For years, fans of celebs and sporting stars have been in pursuit of tracking down a mobile number they can text. Who can forget the One Direction days when fans would leak fake numbers of the boy band members urging others to text them. Ahh, naivety is a blessing. Anyway, fans of Tony Hawk have to look no further than his own Twitter page. Naturally, some scepticism prevailed.
— Mynaras🇭🇰☂️ (@Mynaras) October 18, 2019
— Brad😷🇭🇰🇺🇸 (@silver6233) October 18, 2019
Tony responded to non-believers, by posting a video of himself skating and discussing the situation. He claims that it is 100% real and he is on a service that allows him to get all of the messages sent directly to his phone. Apparently, he’s going to do his best to get back to everybody that he can. We will believe it when we see it Hawky.
It’s not a scam, and I promise not to share your info. Let me explain while I skate: pic.twitter.com/ORE5A5vKuq
— Tony Hawk (@tonyhawk) October 19, 2019
A few people have been sharing their responses from Tony and he appears to have an automated message set up, which is disappointing. You have to enter your details into a weblink and Tony will get back to you when he can.
Thanks lol pic.twitter.com/PmHlEeXszs
— Jake Holley (@JakeHolleyMedia) October 18, 2019
However, a few lucky people have received a real response.
The debate is settled! pic.twitter.com/7Q710UnQ3O
— JUSTxUS (@JUSTxUS310) October 18, 2019
Of course, I absolutely had to try it out for myself, because who doesn’t want to chat shit with the mastermind behind the best PlayStation game of all time. Sadly, the automated Tony informed me that he isn’t available to text people from Australia yet. But don’t worry, I signed up to the waitlist!
Apparently the whole ordeal is apart of a new influencer marketing scheme that is being tested and possibly rolled out in the near future with other celebs. (PLS can Cody Simpson sign up, I need to ask him what he see’s in Miley ASAP.)
Low and behold, the memes have started and they are worth a good laugh.
Texted Tony Hawk but he’ll probably leave me on read like everyone else
— Bruja Reina 👑✨ (@theogbaddie) October 19, 2019
normal people: go to bed
me: drunk texting Tony Hawk
— Annaaaahhh! Holloween 🌤️ #MCMLDN (@AnnaHollinrake) October 19, 2019
I’m gonna put Tony Hawk as my emergency contact https://t.co/CCVrxutMC8
— Ian Mancuso (@IanMancuso4) October 19, 2019
God bless the internet!
(Disclaimer: Screenshot used in featured image has been fabricated.)
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