You can’t spell “viral” without Avril, and considering Avril Lavigne’s delightful TikTok debut, it’s not hard to see why.
Avril’s inaugural TikTok video pays homage to fan-favorite Sk8er Boi, released in 2002 — which changed our, and many other’s, lives for eternity. (RIP our sixth grade dog collar and neck tie.)
But for the 2021 version, Avril teamed up with an actual “skater boy” to properly revamp (or shall I say re-ramp?) her classic anew: Co-starring alongside the pop-star - who even brought back her emblematic necktie and baggy black shorts for the video - is none other than pro-skater legend Tony Hawk, also sporting the neck-tie.
Avril Lavigne is on TikTok now and her first video is this perfect collab with Tony Hawk https://t.co/YFtmkeEM2t
Alas, we suppose it’s true. Many millennials will be happy with the Sk8er Boi renaissance, especially considering the recent uptick in Sk8er Boi aesthetic-adjacent couples this year. See: Travis Barker and Kourtney Kardashian and/or Machine Gun Kelly and Megan Fox.
Here’s to multiple alternate happy endings to and cameos in Sk8er Boi — and other Avril songs — in 2021 and beyond. The world could surely use them. More content, please, Avril, it’s not that complicated!