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Tony Hawk Explains the 'Race War' Meme to Wesley Snipes After Meeting Him at the Oscars

The skateboarding legend just got even cooler after he met Wesley Snipes and explained to him a viral meme involving the two of them.

It all took place at the 94th Academy Awards. While some might have been concerned about other things that happened during the show, Hawk and Snipes were laughing about something else.

“No War (IYKYK),” Hawk captioned the picture of the two icons meeting for the first time, referencing a popular meme. The meme in question is from a Twitter user who joked about unfortunately having to eliminate Hawk in a hypothetical race war. At the time, Hawk replied to the tweet, “I appreciate the hesitation though.”

Hawk also shared a picture of the two laughing about the meme on the red carpet. Under a picture Complex shared, Skate boarding's legend commented that after explaining the meme, which uses a gif from Snipes' movie New Jack City, the actor was thoroughly entertained.

“The last frame is me explaining the meme to him. His reply: ‘New Jack!’” Hawk wrote.

Hawk also joked about the meme in his tweet. “I was spared. Life is good,” Hawk wrote in the tweet.

It's awesome to see two legends interacting like this. Hawk's presence at the Oscars was remarkable, considering he recently broke his leg and has been undergoing physical therapy. He chronicled his journey to recovery on social media.

“Yesterday sucked. I broke my elbow 20 years ago and managed to make a full comeback; this recovery for a broken femur will be much harder because of its severity (and my age). But I’m up for the challenge,” Hawk wrote. In addition, he has kept fans updated on his progress as he gets back on his feet.


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