When the Paris edit in the Megamix video came out a few weeks ago, I found the whole homoerotic vibe really funny, but a lot of skateboarders aren't exactly very open minded, so I didn't think it was going to be very well received. But I was wrong. Completely wrong in fact. That'll teach me to have preconceived ideas about my fellow skaters. Why don't I have faith in them anymore?
Anyway, the only comment I found that wasn't praising the edit was, "French people are gay!", and thats not exactly hating on it either, just stating the obvious.
Instead people were expressing their support. Well, kind of: "So gay it made me laugh my fucking ass off." "COULDNT STOP LAUGHING THEY SHOULD RENAME IT MACHO TAILDROP" and "My Grandpa just came in and said" boy what the fuck are you watching". GREAT" are just some of the gems I found on Slap or Hellaclips.
The thing is, on top of managing to get the support from skate geeks, the Parisian crew even seem to have started a trend. American Blog Jenkem posted this sick part yesterday. Whoever made this is a genius:
Who knows, maybe Guillaume Périmony is just trying to rally skaters to the gay marriage protests that are kicking off in Paris at the moment.