Lil Nas X calls for double standards after Tony Hawk pulls a similar blood-soaked stunt that doesn’t cause “any public outrage” unlike “Devil’s Boots”
Lil’ Nas X is pointing to double standards after skateboarding legend Tony Hawk performed a similar stunt for him this week using his own blood.
In March, rapper – real name Montero Lamar Hill – caused a major backlash after releasing casual Satan Nike sneakers containing human blood.
Meanwhile, earlier this week, Hawk teamed up with Beverages liquid death For a limited edition $500 skateboard edition with his blood drenched in paint.
Where is the anger? Lil Nas X called for double standards after Tony Hawk pulled a similar blood-stained stunt into ‘Devil’s Boots’ that caused ‘no public outrage’
On Twitter on Wednesday, Lil Nas said there was no “public outrage” about Hawk’s marketing hoax, adding: “Are you ready to admit you’ve never been bothered by blood in the shoe? And maybe you were angry for another reason?”
One fan responded highlighting the difference in reaction between “a gay black man selling blood shoes” and “a white man selling bloody skateboards.”
The controversial rapper’s sneakers sold out in less than a minute in March, while Hawk’s limited-edition skateboard line sold out in 20 minutes.
Isn’t it controversial? Hawk has teamed up with Liquid Death to release a limited edition $500 skateboard with its blood drenched in paint
However, Hawk’s team with sparkling water brand Liquid Death was part of a pre-agreed marketing strategy, while Lil Nas got into hot water with Nike because his sneakers were a casual good.
The black and red sneakers were part of a collaboration between the performer and New York-based art group MSCHF and were made using Nike Air Max 97s.
Their design included a five-pointed star pendant and an inverted cross and 666 pairs were made.
Good point: Lil Nas X said his critics might have been “angry for another reason” because of his blood stunt
They soon sold for $1,018 a pair, but Nike later sued MSCHF for trademark infringement, following a public outcry.
The lawsuit was later settled, and Lil Nas was not a defendant.
At the time, South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem criticized the rapper for promoting sneakers — and his new satanic-themed music video — during Holy Week.
SALE: Despite the exorbitant price, many only had to own the new item as all 100 floors were sold out within just 20 minutes of the item being posted
Montero’s devilishly titled accompanying music video (Call Me By Your Name) has raised more than a few eyebrows in the conservative community.
In April, Nike announced that it had reached a settlement with MSCHF Product Studio Inc. Brooklyn-based artist to create Satan Shoes in collaboration with the star.
The shoe giant said MSCHF had agreed to a voluntary recall of the sneakers, which were designed with input from the rapper.