An Investigation Into Jonah Hill’s Skate Past | For all the talk around skateboarding is he the real deal?
Since Jonah Hill has been claiming skate s0 hard the last few years and even making a movie about skateboarding called Mid90’s there’s been a lot of people (like Weckingball) who have been questioning his dedication to the craft. Jenkem looked into it and sounds like we can continue moving along.
The most important message out of this investigation though, is below.
While nobody said they had any footage of him, and the only visual proof we have of Jonah skating is a blurry kickflip sequence (that he later deleted), who really gives a shit? From chatting with the Hot Rod dudes, it seems like Jonah had skate culture ingrained in his virgin mind since the early days, and if he really was the first person to spend money at Hot Rod, that would’ve been around 1996, in the mid-’90s.
So the next time your neighbor mentions “this new skateboard movie” they read about in the New Yorker, you don’t have go on a triggered rant about how skateboard culture is getting hijacked by outsiders.
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Here’s an accurate depiction of a young @jonahhill (as determined by 127 out of 140 of poll participants) standing outside of the Hot Rod Skate Shop in Los Angeles for @jenkemmag. uhh, I have nothing else to add I guess. Thanks, Everyone -Michael . . #jonahhillustration #skateboard #jenkem #illustration