Nah he tweakin: What it means and why it's all over our timelines

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BBC News 26 August, 2021 - 07:42am 13 views

What's the meaning of Nah he Tweakin?

You've probably seen "nah he tweakin" all over the comment sections of Instagram posts in the past 24 hours. But what does it mean and why is it trending? The phrase basically means "he's crazy" and since Lil Nas X said that about Tony Hawk, the three words have become pretty inescapable every time you scroll. BBC NewsNah he tweakin: What it means and why it's all over our timelines

Why is everyone commenting Nah he Tweakin on Instagram?

His Instagram comment basically means that Hawk has lost his mind making the skateboards. Hawk hasn't responded to Lil Nas X's comment yet, but Instagram's communication team jumped in on the fun. oregonlive.comWhy is everyone commenting ‘Nah he tweakin’ on Instagram? Here’s why

Did Tony Hawk sell his soul?

"Tony Hawk is a member of the Liquid Death Country Club," the representative said. "So he previously sold his soul to Liquid Death via a legally binding contract, meaning the brand technically owns Tony's blood." ... The skateboard is called the Hawk Blood Deck, for super-obvious reasons. CNETSkateboards containing Tony Hawk's blood sell out almost instantly

Tony Hawk Infuses Blood Into Skateboards, Selling Them For $500 Apiece!

TMZ 26 August, 2021 - 06:40pm

Where’s the outrage now? That was the question Lil Nas X posed on Twitter following news that an exclusive set of skateboards with Tony Hawk’s blood painted on them sold quickly and without any moral outcry. “are y’all ready to admit y’all were never actually upset over the blood in the shoes? and maybe u were mad for some other reason?” the rapper’s tweet read in part.

Lil Nas X is referring to his controversy earlier this year, when he announced that he would be selling a limited batch (666 pairs, to be exact) of “Satan shoes,” customized and repurposed Nikes Air Max 97s that each had a golden pentagram attached and most controversially, contained a drop of human blood. The shoes were inspired by his song “Montero (Call Me By Your Name)” and its music video, which famously depicts him sliding down a pole to hell and giving Satan a lap dance.

Conservative uproar ensued, leading even to corporate wrath, as Nike threatened to take action. Part of why detractors were so scandalized had to do supposedly with the shoe’s central gimmick of human blood. The lack of any public ire over the similar concept of Tony Hawk’s new skateboards, then, does seem glaringly suspect. The inconsistency, as Lil Nas X is implying, centers on homophobia toward him as a publicly queer artist. Most were upset about the Satan shoes ultimately because it was peddled by someone who was not only a gay pop star, but specifically an overtly sexual gay pop star. They can stomach most of our stars as sexualized beings, but not if they’re gay (and especially not if they're gay and Black).

Some are claiming that Lil Nas X parallel is unfair because while these skateboards simply have the blood, his shoes were overtly affiliated with satanism. The Satan part is the thing that the critics, mostly religious, are in fact ostensibly mad at. To claim this, though, is flimsy at best — the specific crowd that is pressed about a pentagram dangling from a shoe or that its name references Satan are in fact probably bothered more by something else about Lil Nas X.

That is, in fact, what "Montero" is literally all about — if people like Nas have always been told that queerness equates to deviance and eternal damnation, then he was going to give the ultimate middle finger by leaning in (or more specifically, bending over) to Satan himself. Ironically, by claiming their disproportionate anger is solely about Satan, his critics are implicitly confirming how they really feel about queer identity. For them, the two are one and the same.

Why Are Celebrities So Obsessed With Their Own Blood?

The Cut 26 August, 2021 - 06:40pm

The most recent offender is Tony Hawk, who donated his own blood to a limited-edition skateboard sold by a canned water brand called Liquid Death, for which he is apparently an ambassador. A video posted by the brand (again, called Liquid Death) shows Hawk sitting down to have his blood drawn, mixed into red paint, and painted onto a skateboard deck. The resulting board, which is already sold out on Liquid Death’s website, affirms that it is indeed “infused with 100% real Tony Hawk.”

The collaboration is apparently inspired by a 1977 Marvel comic starring Kiss, which was printed with ink containing the band’s blood. So this is, I guess, a hallowed tradition in the world of avid fandom? Fine.

But celebrities have long been transfixed by blood, most commonly their own or that of a romantic partner. Billy Bob Thornton and Angelina Jolie famously wore vials of each other’s blood during their early-aughts romance, and Machine Gun Kelly revealed just this year that his girlfriend and high-school crush Megan Fox left him a similar drop of her blood for him to wear when she went to Bulgaria.

You may also recall talk of blood in sneakers (?) back in March, when Lil Nas X infused human blood into a Nike rip-off for a Satan-themed album-promo stunt. The rapper refrained from donating his own vital fluids, and the blood was instead provided by the members of the “art collective” that manufactured the shoes, MSCHF. At the time, a spokesperson for MSCHF said, “We love to sacrifice for our art.”

While I understand the gothic appeal of all this blood paraphernalia, the question of why remains unanswered. On the one hand, people apparently go nuts for it — Lil Nas X’s sneakers (of which there were 666) sold out in under a minute. On the other, I’m concerned about wearing any of these items near the ocean. Maybe it has something to do with sorcery??

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