I personally feel it is sad that everyone around Alex is so concerned about what Alex lost. Losing his sponsors is a natural consequence for his behavior, but it does not amount to any form of restitution for the victim of his actions, or amount to any kind of apology to the victim. Alex helped destroy someones work vehicle and their tools. That person has also lost their ability to make a living and pursue their chosen profession, through no fault of their own. Being a good person in general and feeling remorse does not mean one has made amends. The right thing to do in my opinion is for Alex to find out who this person is and pay for his losses.
I know we have all done stupid shit, especially at his age, and I'm sure he is a great person as everyone says, but so far all we as the public have seen from him is an attempt to lie and diminish his role in this incident. I dont think he owes everyone an apology publicly, but he sure owes the person who owns that truck an apology and a lot more.
Well said, I couldn't agree more.
Personally, I don't think Alex is some riotous ass who runs around looking for an opportunity to flip his next vehicle. I'm sure that he's a nice kid but the fact is that he fucked up, it was huge and it was well documented by a lot of people who there that night. He started by smashing, then flipping and then clearly gloating about how proud and excited he was by his actions. In doing this he committed a crime which took someone else's livelihood away. Fast forward a week and he's done a really poor job of handling the situation. He woke up Thursday morning knowing damn well what he did the night before but he chose to lay low until that first telling image came to light in the National Post. Then he chose to 'apologize' by saying he just posed for the photo and didn't do anything else. A few days go by and now he's all over the web with photos and video showing him beating on the truck and helping to flip it. Snowball effect, it just got worse. If he really felt remorse for his actions he could have shown up the morning after by helping clean up, turning himself in, selling his free gear to help pay the man who lost his truck, tools and business. The list goes on. It's obvious that he has people behind him giving him the wrong advice on how to handle the situation. This is the internet age of transparency, the days of laying low and letting the dust settle are long gone. This situation is no different than corporations who get called out in social media and are forced to change or make amends.
Unfortunately for Alex he's made his bed and now he has to lay in it.