If, like us, you haven’t been following the Johan Stuckey controversy, here’s the short-form recap: Yesterday, he got called out on social media for knowingly spreading an STD. As a result, he issued a public apology for his bad behavior, which also includes using racist language in the past. WKND subsequently parted ways with Stuckey, removed his controversial roast from YouTube, and has apologized for enabling his behavior and giving him a platform. View the brand’s statement below.
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Johan Stuckey no longer rides for WKND Skateboards. We do not condone his behavior, and we are sorry for playing any part in enabling it. We’ve taken down the roast of Johan video as it contained jokes centered around behavior we do not support, and especially now that new context has been brought to our attention. These jokes were hurtful and insensitive to the Victims. We take responsibility and apologize for giving this a platform. WKND as a family only wishes to promote positivity in skateboarding and the world at large.