Why is that hard to believe, you see kids skating, riding BMX, playing Basketball/football/Baseball that all come from rough backgrounds and do shit on the side even though they are doing sports as well. I mean, if you come from somewhere where there's a hill right there, then skiing isn't so inaccessible as you guys make it out to be. I mean, in the spirit of being from the wrong side of the tracks, you just steal your equipment and sneak on the lifts, and bam! you're skiing! I agree that this is not a typical sport for a young "thug" to pick up, but I'm sure it happens all the same. Thus this argument that because skiing is only accessible to well off white people, and therefore anyone participating are not allowed to act "thug", simply just doesn't hold up. By the way, doesn't a lot of "thugs", at least the successful ones, have quite a lot of money to spend? Where I come from most of them do, so they jet of on ski holidays all the time.
I grew up in a neighborhood with a lot of crime, yet my parents were middle class, who tried to give me a good upbringing. However I found it much more alluring to run with all the bad boys and I got caught up in all types of shit, and ended up going to jail. When I turned 22 I found skiing, and never looked back. I simply just found something where I could direct all this energy, and I haven't broken the law since (i'm 32). Am I allowed to act "thug"?
All in all, this comes down to people having to stop being so fuckin preoccupied about how other people act. If it isn't hurting anyone, what the fuck is the harm? It's no more fake than you trying to impress a girl by talking shit, or you pretending to care about school. We all take on personas, and sometimes these personas may be more or less original, sometimes they're not, point is it's normal human behavior, so get the fuck over it!
Thug life, down for life!!!! 2300 represent!!!!