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Nyjah Huston says girls shouldn’t skate

Posted on Thursday, June 6th, 2013 at 2:41 pm by Alex in Skateboard
 

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Nyjah Huston is in hot water with his publicist this week for a comment he made to Thrasher Magazine. He said:

“Some girls can skate but I personally believe that skateboarding is not for girls at all. Not one bit.”

Today Nyjah came out apologizing saying:

“I want to apologize for the remarks I made in Thrasher about female skateboarders,” he wrote. “What I meant was that skateboarding is a gnarly sport, in general, and as someone who knows the wrath of the concrete all too well, I don’t like the thought of girls (like my little sister) getting hurt. My words were an inaccurate reflection of who I am; more importantly, they were disrespectful and I genuinely regret them.”

Now, I’m not here to crucify Nyjah because at the end of the day he’s 19 and 19-year-olds have a LOT to learn about the world. Like maybe Nyjah doesn’t know that 14.5% of the U.S. military are women. That’s a lot more dangerous than skateboarding. Personally, I don’t understand why everything in humanity has to be a war. Women want to skate? Big deal, let them skate. You don’t want your sister to skate or get hurt? Put her in a bubble and see how far that gets you. This is 2013. Women can vote, women can die for their country, more women are the “breadwinners” of their households than ever. I’m pretty sure they can decide to push a skateboard around and possibly skin their knees. Let’s start judging people by their deeds and not their sex, race, religions, etc.

12 responses to “Nyjah Huston says girls shouldn’t skate”

  1. Johnny says:

    Fckin stupid. Women are in the military but they never allow them to go to war dumbass.

  2. Kerry says:

    It’s 2013 buddy. Thanks for your comment but it is wrong. http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jan/24/us-military-lifts-ban-women-combat

  3. Lisa Starr Robinson says:

    (btw )Nyjah is not 19 his 18 just saying

  4. Brian Rexroad says:

    1….to start…14 percent is ridiculously small.
    2. of that percent…NONE of them are infantry…or even close to frontlines….2 percent of them even get in killed in war
    3. the fitness standards are lowered for women
    4. women are now allowed to infantry but keeping failing the training
    5. sitting at a desk in a camouflage uniform is not more dangerous than nosesliding a rail down 18 stairs
    6. women are never breadwinners. they survive on alimony.
    7.

  5. Kerry says:

    Of course a woman wrote this article

  6. Most_Incredible says:

    Of course a man made this comment.

  7. daphhh says:

    false.
    who you

  8. mimi says:

    Does clinging so hard to the idea that you’re superior to women make you feel like a big boy?

  9. La Bestia says:

    Found the douchy Mra! 😀 like can your issues with women be any more obvious.

  10. Brian Rexroad says:

    Proving my point that women can’t handle the truth

  11. caleb Miskowiec says:

    Coming from a man, I’ve taught many women to skate. There is no reason woman aren’t capable of what men are. If you try hard enough you can do anything. Your a piece of trash, and one day hopefully you’ll grow up.