Travis Scott is a poser.

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Travis Scott is a poser.

It had to be said.

Travis Scott is a poser.
I haven't called someone a poser since maybe middle school, so writing this feels weird, but sometimes you have to call a spade a spade. And a guy saying people who have never skated shouldn't wear Supreme, but then puts out some of the comical skateboard stuff he has in the past few months, has to be put on blast.

Let me start off this article by saying, I'm not here to bash Nike SB or any of the skate guys. Their job is to make money off shoes, and the Nike Sb Travis Scott Dunk shoe is definitely doing this. It's putting a bunch of cash into great skateboard stores pockets. But sometimes you have to call a spade a spade, and Travis Scott is just the most recent celebrity caught in an embarrassing move trying to be a skateboarding culture vulture. I have no problem with people wearing skate gear who are fans of skateboarding, you want to wear a Thrasher shirt? Dope! But it's the people who constantly pretending to be a part of different cultures, that is so embarrassing to me. The thing with lots of trends, is you can easily do this. You want to look like a cool motorbike guy? Go buy a motorbike and ride it around, it's fairly easy and people won't notice that you're just jumping on that trend cause it's hot right now.

But skateboarding is different, people dedicate their entire lives to this culture, and it's painfully obvious when you're trying to fake it. I have no problem with celebs wearing skate brands and saying they appreciate skateboarding, or they admire it, that's rad. But it's the people like Travis Scott, claiming they skate and that they're a part of it, when it's painfully obvious when you see this dude just try to push on a board, that he's never done it before in his life. He even just dropped a line of terribly embarrassing skate hardgoods on his website. 

Travis scott is a poser skateboarding pressure flip
If you skate, you know damn well this is just a picture of a guy who doesn't skate desperately trying to flop a board around. One of his buddies must have looked at the pic and said "hey, looks kinda like a pressure flip".

To coincide with his Nike SB shoes, Travis Scott also decided to drop a line of truly terrible looking skateboard hardgoods, all made at the cheapest factories possible I'm sure. 

travis scott skateboarding poser travis scott skateboarding poser keychain
Travis scott skateboarding poser Travis Scott Skateboarding Nike SB poser shoes

"I used to fuck with Supreme, of course, because I was a skater. But there are too many people who buy all this skate gear and it's just a fashion thing. Nobody's actually a skater, they just rock the gear. That happens in Houston too; everybody wanna rock the same gear as everyone else without living the life that comes with it. Doesn't matter to me but it's funny. Anyways, I used to skate and then I broke my hip, so not so much anymore."
 - Travis Scott

Above is a quote from of Travis Scott trying to justify why he can wear Supreme but others shouldn't, when it's painfully obvious that he is just one of the very clowns he's talking about. Again, it's fine if you want to wear Supreme or Thrasher or any of that stuff, but don't pretend you skate when you obviously don't.

When the Nike SB x Captain Jack Travis Scott Dunks released, they also dropped a little skate edit with it. Travis Scott has been getting some heat online from lots of skaters for some of the embarrassing clips in it. Note there isn't even a clip of Travis Scott riding a skateboard in this, because if you watched Travis Scott take one push on a skateboard, it would instantly become apparent that he's never rode a skateboard in his life. I watch dad's who come in and haven't skated in 20 years, pick up a board and awkwardly skate it for the first time in decades, but as soon as they're on the board, they know where their weight goes and how to push, even if their balance isn't quite what it used to be. You can tell watching Travis Scott with a board that he's never skated before.

Travis Scott Skateboarding Poser

In his new Nike SB clip, it's also apparent that he's never filmed before. He's holding a Sony VX with a century optics fish eye lens on it, a lens used for filming extremely close up, and he's looking through the viewfinder from about 10 feet away from any skateboarding. Later in the clip he's holding the same camera pretending to ride along while filming (a time you actually would use a century optics death lens), this time with no lens, so he'd be focused on sometime around 10 feet away from any skater riding next to him. Twitter is already having lots of fun with these things, so enjoy.  

My whole point here, is just to have some fun and put Travis Scott on blast for being a culture vulture. It's fine to wear skate brands, but don't tell everyone you skate and talk big game when it's painfully obvious you have no clue what you're doing or talking about. 


  1. profo profo

    Nah lmao, this dude is a poser. I seen him even rocking hook ups shirts and stuff lmfao. Nah this article is correct tho, if he doesnt skate he shouldnt be fronting like that. Im from new york, queens. Nobody buys this dudes merch lmfao. Idk maybe cali kids feel different, but eastcoast has always been pretty hard on posers

  2. bruh bruh

    Why is everyone in this comment section trying to defend travis? smh, its honestly hilarious how fast people come to defend this dude lmao
    It's a touch bias, for sure but... he's still acting like the very definition of a poser lol
    anyone who pretends and/or lies about them skating to solely impress people, build character, or for clout is a poser. get it right.

  3. bruh bruh

    Why is everyone in this comment section trying to defend travis? smh, its honestly hilarious how fast people come to defend this dude lmao
    It's a touch bias, for sure but... he's still acting like the very definition of a poser lol
    anyone who pretends and/or lies about them skating to solely impress people, build character, or for clout is a poser. get it right.

  4. joey joey

    Bro who gives a shit, the merch is dope and he paid homage it's not like homie went around claiming he could skate.

  5. Paul Gross Paul Gross

    For sure. Look at the clip of him @the fantasy factory. Can't skate for shit...

    And I disagree. I f'n hate Nike in skateboarding. I'm honestly shocked "we" as a hole haven't boycotted Nike SB!??? TALK about posers! Also, having super expensive shoes in a local, small shop doesn't do ANYONE any good except for the credit card companies... Shits a joke honestly! Did I say; FUCK NIKE SB???

  6. skatersav skatersav

    I've personally seen videos of Travis Scott skateboarding and he isn't that "good" but he only dislocated his knee he never broke his hip, as he stated which was untrue. He maybe a "poser" but he did help out a lot of skate shops and he did have a good quality in his skateboarding brand.

  7. Alex Alex

    Say what you want about travis, and he could possibly be a "poser", but the decks and hardware he puts out are high quality I have a couple

  8. James Fotia James Fotia

    @TomWyers the issue is not that he's being disrespectful or trying to use the culture for attention, its that rather than being transparent and just saying he appreciates skate culture or is a fan of it (like other celebs), which is respectable and cool of them, he tries to act like he is a part of it and has the attitude of "i'm a real skater and everyone else isn't", even going so far as to trying to put words in our mouth and shitting on people that wear supreme/thrasher and dont skate, despite the ridiculously clear hypocrisy there. He's sending out a negative message to "fit in" which amazes me because of how out of touch it is with current skate culture.

    also while yes the remarks about the quality aren't necessarily well based, its undeniable that his post is NOT of a pressure flip and more like a 10 year old's first try at an ollie, all his weight on his back foot with no intention to land back on the board. posting it captioned as a pressure flip makes his intention clear, which is not to pay homage to skating, but to try to act as a part of it.

  9. Tom Wyers Tom Wyers

    I know you're all for biting cultures and shit, but why do you care so much? He made sure to pay homage to the true skaters by uploading not one but TWO videos promoting the shoe with the main intention of having the skaters be the highlight of attention? And a lot of your "facts" point towards your own preconceived notion rather than facts; for example saying the hards goods are going to be bad quality. You have no clue?

    What Travis has done was good, and being a skater myself I think he payed homage well to the culture and the people within. He didn't try to impose by making the videos about him, he made them about the skaters.

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