Good dad or bad dad: Photo by Tony Hawk causes uproar

Legendary skateboarder, daughter not wearing helmets

Published On: Dec 20 2012 02:20:19 AM EST
Tony Hawk photo uproar

Legendary skateboarder Tony Hawk is coming under fire after a photo (see above or click here) he posted to Twitter and Instagram earlier this week.

The photo shows him and his 4-year-old daughter Kadence skateboarding in their backyard skate park. The caption reads:

Updated frontside fling photo courtesy of @msk8blake. She is learning to skate on her own, so we might not be doing this much longer.

The issue? Neither of them are wearing helmets.

Hawk's Twitter quickly received numerous tweets saying he and his daughter should be wearing more protection.

Hawk responded with this:

...For those that say I endanger my child: it's more likely that you will fall while walking on the sidewalk than I will while skating with my daughter.

What do you think? Should Hawk and his daughter be wearing helmets? Or do you think Hawk, as a father, knows what's best?