In recent days, some fans have gone as far as to create online petitions to garner the attention of Activision, the company responsible for the remaster, rallying against the inclusion of the band's 2002 song, "Headstrong," in the games.
All of this is in response to recent controversy stirred up by the band's Chris Taylor Brown, who has been using Trapt's social media accounts to go on homophobic, xenophobic, fatphobic and pro-Trump tirades to the simultaneous amusement and dismay of everyone involved.
"Trapt is wack and we ain't letting an amazing game be ruined by Trapt's weak-ass song," one petition description reads.
Another petition reads:
Trapt is a washed-up rock group whose lead vocalist routinely tweets racist commentary and political misinformation. It was recently announced that "headstrong", one of the bands few commercial successes, will be included in the tracklisting for the newly remastered Tony Hawk Pro Skater games. I encourage all those who condemn the behavior of Christopher Taylor Brown to join me by signing this petition to have their music pulled from the game and boycotting its release until they do.
Additionally, some fans have taken the petitions as an opportunity to side with Power Trip, who recently got into a very public Twitter pissing contest with Brown over which band could draw a larger crowd.
That fight is referenced in another petition:
Let's replace "Headstrong" on Tony Hawks Pro Skater Remastered with a track by Power Trip and show that doofus Chris Taylor Brown and his hot takes that he's played out, washed up, and nobody cares about his opinions or his garbage music. Power Trip is the bigger band, with more fans, and deserves to replace them on the new game.
At the time of reporting, the Tony Hawk Pro Skater 1+2 official soundtrack on Spotify does not include "Headstrong" or any other song by Trapt.
See Brown's and Twitter's reactions to the controversy below.
Oh my god lmfao pic.twitter.com/cYESxxMZs9— ˗ˏˋuıʍʇʎdəəɹɔˎˊ˗👑King of the Reply Guys🗨️🐱🌺 (@creeptwin) May 13, 2020
#cancelculture adult children of Twitter don't realize the massive press that would be generated for TRAPT if @tonyhawk actually listens to these intolerant libiots and takes Headstrong off a game I played SO MANY times myself, because I support #Trump. https://t.co/jk8hze4Wie— TRAPT (@TRAPTOFFICIAL) May 17, 2020
Mofo deleted his little @change petition in less than 24 hours! No need to sue now.... Good choice, kid. No one who is half Mexican can be racist. Only 100% white people can be. (Using far left liberal logic🤦🏻♂️) This is why you see so many 💯 whites virtue signaling... sad https://t.co/kqXJv90Q4S— TRAPT (@TRAPTOFFICIAL) May 13, 2020
trapt is "suing https://t.co/4hywwnJ2Tz tomorrow" because someone started a petition to get them kicked off of the next tony hawk OST 😂😂😂— 🔴 (angel marcloid) (@angelbbgrrl420) May 13, 2020
change dot org slash take trapt off of tony hawk pro skater remake and put terminal nation on it instead— TERMINAL NATION (@terminalnation) May 16, 2020
trapt so headstrong he'll take on everyone in tony hawk pic.twitter.com/yknn5uV47a— CEO of RahRahRollins' thighs (@RahRahRollins) May 13, 2020
Just the fact that there's a petition to have Trapt removed from the Tony Hawk PS remake is hilarious to me.— Braden Willis (@celebraden) May 16, 2020
Gonna start a petition to remove "head strong" from the new tony hawk because there is NOTHING punk rock about trapt.— Dollar tree Dave Grohl (@Davyjball) May 13, 2020
There is a petition going around to keep Headstrong by Trapt off of the THPS1+2 remaster. A song that is not/was never featured on any Tony Hawk game— FENG WEI GANG (@TheDongSide) May 16, 2020
who gonna tell all those people sharing the trapt petition that they weren't on the soundtrack and headstrong didn't come out til after thps 2 was released pic.twitter.com/SSmFrUsdFx— escalade (@dogs_is_awesome) May 16, 2020