Tony Hawk faces social media backlash after daredevil stunt with helmet-less daughter

Posted at 2:05 PM, Dec 19, 2012
and last updated 2012-12-20 14:04:32-05

Skateboarding legend Tony Hawk is getting a lot attention after he posted to Instagram a picture of his four-year-old daughter dangling in the air without a helmet.

Hawk owns a 5,000 square foot concrete park in his backyard where the picture was taken. He received comments ranging from quote”put a helmet on her moron” to “father of the year.”

In response to the controversy Hawk posted a second picture skating with his daughter, along with the caption: “‘One more from yesterday. 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.”

So far the mother of four year old Kadence Clover hasn’t commented.