Nyjah Huston Apologizes for Disparaging Comments About Female Skateboarders

Nyjah Huston Apologizes for Disparaging Comments About Female Skateboarders


Nyjah Huston Apologizes for Disparaging Comments About Female Skateboarders

Skateboarding superstar Nyjah Huston found himself in hot water when he was quoted in an interview with Thrasher Magazine as saying, “Some girls can skate but I personally believe that skateboarding is not for girls at all. Not one bit.”  The comment drew the wrath of many female skateboarders including X Games Barcelona Bronze Medalist Julz Lynn, who went to Facebook to publicly criticize Huston’s comment.

“What if some girl reads that and doesn’t wanna skate because of it, because she looked up to Nyjah?” wrote Lynn on her Facebook page. “That puts everything we’ve worked on in skateboarding back. Like, ‘Who are you to say who can and can’t skate?’ Everyone can skate if they want. We all need to be together and standing up for what we love. One love. Skateboarding.”

Huston went to his Twitter account to issue a public apology.  “I want to apologize for the remarks I made in Thrasher about female skateboarders,” wrote Huston. “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.”

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