Avril Lavigne TikTok Debut With Tony Hawk Has Fans Reliving the Early 00s

Avril Lavigne finally made her long-awaited debut on TikTok, and employed the help of real-life "Sk8er Boi" Tony Hawk.

The Canadian singer was decked in y2k pop-punk fashion essentials—a graphic tee and striped tie, as she sang along to her own 2002 hit "Sk8er Boi" while on a skate ramp.

As the song reached the chorus, the video features a classic TikTok transition and zooms in on her tie, only to zoom out and reveal Tony Hawk instead of Lavigne. Pro skater Hawk is then captured performing tricks for TikTok—matching striped tie and all.

After being shared on Monday, the video has already gained over 2 million likes and 10 million views. Lavigne also shared a series of images to Instagram featuring Hawk, prompting fans to "check out" her first TikTok with "legendary" Hawk in the caption.

The video is in devotion to Go Skateboarding Day, as referenced in the caption, which celebrates skateboarding and encourages accessibility to the sport worldwide.

For most fans, the TikTok debut has flooded back memories and nostalgia of the early 2000s. Not only was "Sk8er Boi" released in 2002, but Hawk defined those years for fans too, with his Tony Hawk's Pro Skater series of video games, which began releasing three years earlier in 1999.

Flash forward 19 years, from the release of "Sk8er Boi," and pop music is once more having a punk renaissance of sorts, with musicians like Olivia Rodrigo. "Good 4 U" by Rodrigo has reached unbelievable success with Gen Z and TikTok, all while drawing comparisons to similar songs by Paramore, and promoting streams of pop-punk mashups.

Lavigne's TikTok debut with Hawk has clearly brought back nostalgia for those who lived through the original y2k pop-punk era. "Avril Lavigne and Tony Hawk making a TikTok together just brought the early 2000s crashing into 2021," wrote one fan on Twitter.

"When I was 10 I got an Avril Lavigne CD and boom box for 5th grade graduation, I begged my parents for Etnies sneakers, and got a Tony Hawk skateboard for Christmas the next year... I've been waiting 18 years for this collab and didn't even know it," tweeted another fan.

One fan even announced that it was "time to bring MySpace back," in a TikTok comment.

Others commended Lavigne's ownership of her teenage hit, rather than ever feeling embarrassed by it over the years. "One great thing about Avril's career is she never went through a stage where she didn't own this song. She never had a ''Sk8er Boy?' Please, I was a teenager, my new stuff is serious and elevated' phase," tweeted music writer Evan Rytlewski.

When you wake up and the time machine brings you back to 2002 era

Avril Lavigne and Tony Hawk in a tiktok video? Yes. pic.twitter.com/fBwicDLE9g

— Lexy Lagi Nulis Buku Baru (@aMrazing) June 22, 2021
@jennahushka

#stitch with @avrillavigne HELP IVE FALLEN AND CANT GET UP #avrillavigne #tonyhawk

♬ Sk8er Boi - Avril Lavigne

Just saw avril lavigne and tony hawk make a tiktok together. The world is healing 😌

— Rebebeba (@Rebs_Bebs) June 21, 2021

avril lavigne and tony hawk made a tiktok video together and i’m suddenly 13 again

— rachel (@deadfIowers) June 21, 2021