ONSOMESHIT Store On The News For Bunnyhopping The Homeless.

While I was in Estonia for Simple Session, Jeff Cadger and David Grant were staying at our apartment in LA riding with Brandon Begin every day. One day they bunnyhopped a few homeless guys for an Instagram video. When I got home a few days later, I re-posted the video on the OSS Facebook and didn’t think much of it. It got a ton of likes and shares but it also pissed off a bunch of people. I tagged the video as being filmed in Downtown LA and that pushed it into some non-BMX newsfeeds and a few people raised enough of a fuss that a few local community organizations posted about it on Facebook too. Then someone must have submitted it to the local news.

Yesterday as Stevie, John Hicks and I were leaving the store to go riding a news crew ran up on me with their cameras rolling and questioned me about the video. Obviously they didn’t have a lot to go on but they still managed to get a few clips of me stumbling over my words trying to express my feelings on my friend’s Instagram video.

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. A few hundred people briefly complaining on Facebook doesn’t strike me as something that necessitates a segment on the news. But it doesn’t exactly bother me either. Maybe, just maybe, some little kid will see that video and get motivated to ride down the street and bunnyhop over some shit, human or not.

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251 thoughts on “ONSOMESHIT Store On The News For Bunnyhopping The Homeless.

  1. If they tried to do something with their lives and and didn't make the mistakes they did we wouldn't have homeless people therefore no video. And I guarantee that this is nothing like the bum fights video series that damn near everyone finds humor in. I mean I found humor in the video that begin and cadger made. Sean burns wasn't on the news for accidentally sprocket bashing the homeless in the head. Fuck the watered down media.

  2. Im kind of dissapointed that adam didnt tell them to fuck off. Why does the news care so much about shit like this when there are actuall problems in the world. Go jump all over some shit kids.

  3. If these people cared about the homeless, they wouldn't exploit the "exploitation." Rather, they'd maybe go and actually help these people, rather than repeat, what seems like a derogatory name of an area where homeless and less fortunate people have been delegated to. Skid Row? I didn't see Sebastian Bach out there, so it can only mean a bad thing. People only care when they feel forced to care. If they're worried about their health and well-being, why aren't said people out putting clothes on backs and shoes on feet and food in stomachs? Rather, they ignore when the homeless ask for change and look the other way. But when someone less fortunate's safety is called into question, they freak? People only feel bad when it's shoved in their face, a couple of days ago 99% of those yes men and women were clocking into their 9-5's and were counting the minutes down to when American Idol started. Give me a break. People only care when THEY WANT TO, and feel obligated. I wouldn't even apologize Adam, what is there to apologize for? Boys will be boys, maybe these people who google bum fights or other way worse things than this. I guess I'll apologize for the pathetic lives people live and have to go out of their way, online mind you, about this. Get off your iPhone, give these guys some change.

  4. I guarantee that the people making a huge fuss about this are the people that wont even stop and help out someone that's homeless by even giving them a few dollars for food or some old clothes. That cop acts like you walked up and down the street beating up homeless people and taking their belongings.

  5. I guarantee that the people making a huge fuss about this are the people that wont even stop and help out someone that's homeless by even giving them a few dollars for food or some old clothes. That cop acts like you walked up and down the street beating up homeless people and taking their belongings.

  6. "Maybe, just maybe, some little kid will see that video and get motivated to ride down the street and bunnyhop over some shit, human or not."
    First you say you don't condone this action, then say you condoned it more or less, and then here you're admitting to encouraging this behavior.
    I don't know what's worse — your poseur, elitist views, or that your a flat out liar.

  7. Well here is one who doesnt fit that mold… and I am not alone. There are a lot of folks like OSS who are part of a great new scene downtown who are doing their best to lift it out of the gutter. Including supporting the homeless and the orgs who are trying to get them the support they need… not waiting for the government to do it… OSS can be part of the solution and a good neighbor… or not… its their call.

  8. Well here is one who doesnt fit that mold… and I am not alone. There are a lot of folks like OSS who are part of a great new scene downtown who are doing their best to lift it out of the gutter. Including supporting the homeless and the orgs who are trying to get them the support they need… not waiting for the government to do it… OSS can be part of the solution and a good neighbor… or not… its their call.

  9. I have made many bad decisions, just as I am sure you have and most people have… but the fact is that most homeless people have mental health challenges. Most of them have faced trauma that you and I have never had to face… really heavy shit… SO many of them are veterans with PTSD or other problems…

    but HOW they got there doesn't make treating them like shit acceptable. does it? does it make it ok to treat them like they are props? i just think that its not decent.

  10. Yeah, I was referring to those who took it upon themselves to find the brand online, log-in to their facebooks, and bash the brand that they don't even know about. They watched a news segment and went and wanted to feel good about themselves by, "being better humans" and trash talk them. What?

  11. or maybe they watched a news segment, saw something wack, said something about it and went on their way… which is what we hope people do when they see some shit thats wrong… just like people do when they see a cop brutality video… say some shit. add your voice to the chorus… we dont know why they do it or what they do when they jump off… but at least they point out that it was bunk. I am one of them… i just also happen to live on a bike and still be here.

  12. Yosi Sergant The dudes they hopped over didn't even know. These are professional BMX riders who know they aren't going to clip or hurt them. If there was a risk they wouldn't have done it because they do have decency, whether you think so or not. A bicycle flew over their body. I don't see all the fuss.

  13. Yosi Sergant The dudes they hopped over didn't even know. These are professional BMX riders who know they aren't going to clip or hurt them. If there was a risk they wouldn't have done it because they do have decency, whether you think so or not. A bicycle flew over their body. I don't see all the fuss.

  14. I pay taxes so they can reap the benifits of ssi section 8 housing and food stamps. How poorly were they really treated? You don't have to be homeless for me to bunny hop over you. I bet if they chose to hop people that weren't "homeless" it wouldn't have even been as big of a deal. The media used the homeless as an example. I could hop any homeless or not and find humor in it. Would it be any different to you if they weren't homeless and they got hopped over?

  15. Do you think that my sister had a choice when I did a bunny hop over her? She didn't think I treated her like shit. Hitler had a choice to treat people of different ethnic background like shit. If I hopped over you while you were sleeping would you have thought I was treating you like shit or should I just feel bad because the didn't choose to bless them themselves like we did?

  16. Yosi Sergant Why is jumping over somebody lack of empathy? That argument makes no sense. They know they're jumping over people, and they know they aren't going to hurt them. The big picture is that nobody is getting hurt. People like you are blowing this ridiculously out of proportion. Maybe it will encourage them to get off the streets.

  17. Clips similar to this pop up all the time in BMX videos. Sean Burns literally sprocket chunked a homeless mans head and used to, with great frequency, dry hump and humiliate them. Similarly, as someone posted below, Blackman absolutely blasted a young kid at a skate park that accidently got in his way. All those incidences got little to no press and are far worse than the harmless thing Begin and Grant did.

  18. Clips similar to this pop up all the time in BMX videos. Sean Burns literally sprocket chunked a homeless mans head and used to, with great frequency, dry hump and humiliate them. Similarly, as someone posted below, Blackman absolutely blasted a young kid at a skate park that accidently got in his way. All those incidences got little to no press and are far worse than the harmless thing Begin and Grant did.

  19. whole this thing is bullshit!

    seems like local media ain't got better thing to do and you are creating this like some marketing move as well.

    alright let's say it's bad or "not good" and leave it alone. it ain't first and last time!

  20. Joey Nguyen i dont understand… hitler dehumanized people. it makes it easier to treat someone like shit if you dont care about them or see them as an equal… thats what this video does… it dehumanizes the homeless people and turns them into rails or benches or trashcans… just another thing to hop.

  21. Joey Nguyen ….. everything you are saying clearly leads me to believe that you've clearly never had to work a real job before, let alone with fear of being laid off, and that you also most likely probably still live with your family.

  22. Samson Ossedryver that has been the smartest response here, that being said, there are a ton of people working and volunteering in skid row to make this portion of la a better place, thats what makes this so heartbreaking. the fact that there's so many people that are just like "whatever" is kinda sickening. How would they feel if that was their father or mother sitting at the curb? Its just a gross degradation of society that places like CSS are only perpetuating.

  23. Yosi Sergant But ultimately… you both helped get the news down on skid row. I've been downtown for years now. You can kill someone in skid row and the cops won't be talking to news cameras about it. That's an improvement for sure…. HA Cops talking about decency in skid row. hahahahaha.

  24. I personally think it was a bad choice on his part. But let's not crucify him. I'll bet every single person posting has some skeleton in their closet. I'm sure you've all done something stupid in your life that you are not proud of

  25. Cont.. I'll be the first to admit I fall in that category. Just sit back and reflect on your past, if you've lived the life of a saint, like this reporter Mekahlo Medino, then go ahead and cast the first stone. Let's put an end to this story!

  26. It's not even that big of a deal. Lol it's only cuz it was on the news everyone's like "NOOO NO NO DONT BUNNY HOP HOMELESS PEOPLE" like what if it was like bill hates sleeping on the ground being bunny hopped? No one would care. They would think it's awesome

  27. really its stupid u can look up bmx vids from years past n u see homeless people in it getting hoped over n evening getting hit in the head in a sean burns edit like who cares its bmx we use whts on the street like really maybe thy wanted to be in the clip n oss has a lot of other fucking shit tht never gets on the news smoking weed n all other shit like i jumped on cars does tht make me a bad guy no i use a police car n stalled on it am i a criminal no its bmx the cops around my way dont care thy understand like people just blowing it up for no reason i support all the riders n oss hate me if u waant but i see nothing wrong with the clips no one was hurt so just end it

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