Some BMX bikers have found themselves the subjects of well-deserved criticism after filming themselves “bunnyhopping” their bikes over what appears to be homeless people. The video went viral after Adam Grandmaison, owner of Los Angeles biking apparel company ONSOMESHIT and a friend of the bikers, shared the video on the company’s Facebook page. Grandmaison took the video down and apologized after the local news reported on it, but later returned to voice his exasperation that the story was considered newsworthy and to say that by sharing it he hoped to inspire children.
I suppose this is where I should apologize for sort of kind of condoning my friends bunnyhopping over a couple of homeless people. Honestly I’ve never bunnyhopped over a homeless person but I wasn’t exactly offended seeing my friends do it either. That video captured the anti-social aspect of riding street that I’ve always loved. The news are trying to pass this off as us having no respect for the homeless, which apparently passes for a legitimate news story in 2014.