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Tony Hawk duct taped his kid to the wall

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Tony Hawk posts questionable picture

Tony Hawk likes to joke around, but did he take a recent Instagram post too far?

Tony Hawk posts questionable picture

Pro skateboarder Tony Hawk is a family man, but his latest Instagram post makes us raise our eyebrows.

"This is what happens when my kids fight over video games," Hawk wrote, along with a photo of his kid taped to the wall with another piece over his mouth.

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Yes, seriously: One of his four kids is taped to the wall. It was posted as a joke — and his fans seem pretty supportive of the discipline method.

"That's happened to me before..." one commenter wrote.

"Best timeout ever," another added.

Hawk, 37, is like a big kid himself — he's joked about pranking his kids and makes no secret of his love for video games. It might be all fun and games, but non-parents have faced severe consequences for doing similar things.

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In 2010, two Nebraska parents were arrested for child abuse after they posted photos of their toddler taped to a wall to a social media site. Another Northern Arizona couple was arrested in December 2011 after they posted pictures of their 2-year-old and 10-month-old taped to the wall.

It might be a popular redneck parenting method — as it's called in various Internet memes — but at least a few people don't think it's funny

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Do we think Hawk is abusing his kids? Of course not, but maybe he should think twice before posting this sort of photo to the web.

Image courtesy Patrick Hoffmann/

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