Having a successful career in skateboarding is all about creating and maintaining a marketable public image. This can be achieved through a number of ways, such as exercising strict quality control on your footage, associating with the right people, coming across as a likeable and interesting human being or being handsome and chain smoking. You would have thought that once you’ve mastered the hard part of actually getting good at skateboarding and building a reputation around that, all you have to avoid is letting slip your darkest secret or most offensive opinion in a global interview and you’re set for life. The skateboarders in this list seem to struggle more with controlling their mouth than front blunting handrails, and some of the things said are pretty outrageous. However, the skateboarding industry is a fickle mistress, and whilst some of these guys pulled through unscathed, others have since been thrown in the sponsorship bargain bin for the remainder of their career.