Tom Hanks blasts people who are still refusing to wear a mask or even wash their hands: 'Don't be a pu***'
'Wear a mask, social distance, wash our hands. If anybody cannot practice those three very basic things — I just think shame on you'
Tom Hanks, a Covid-19 survivor himself, has recently spoken against those who don't wear masks. Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson were two of the first celebrities who contracted the deadly virus in March while in Australia. They completely recovered and are now in quarantine at their home in Los Angeles, California.
During a press conference to promote his upcoming movie ‘Greyhound’, Hanks said: “There are really only three things we can do in order to get to tomorrow: Wear a mask, social distance, wash our hands.” He continued: “Those things are so simple, so easy. If anybody cannot find it in themselves to practice those three very basic things — I just think shame on you. Don’t be a pu***, get on with it, do your part. It’s very basic. If you’re driving a car, you don’t go too fast, you use your turn signal and you avoid hitting pedestrians. My Lord, it’s common sense."
The ‘Cast Away’ star also talked about his and his wife’s health following the coronavirus diagnosis. He said, “Oh, as the canaries in the coal mine for the Covid-19 experience, we are fine. We had about 10 days of very uncomfortable symptoms. Not life-threatening, we’re happy to say. We were isolated in order to keep an eye on ourselves because if our temperatures had spiked, if our lungs had filled, if any number of things had gone wrong with this, we would have needed expert medical care. We didn’t.”
“I guess we were model recoverers from Covid-19, but we were also isolated so that we would not give it to anybody else that we came in contact with, and since then have been doing the same isolating, social distancing that is being asked of the world so, we are fine,” Hanks added.
Hank’s movie, ‘Greyhound’ was scheduled for release in May. But due to the coronavirus pandemic, Apple has acquired the action-packed film from Sony pictures in June. ‘Greyhound’ has been written by Hanks himself who plays the character of Captain Ernest Krause, a US Navy commander who is finally given his first war-time assignment, in the movie.
Earlier in April, reports claimed that Hanks and his 63-year-old actress/singer wife offered to share their blood in order to help research fighting about the deadly disease. The star of ‘A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood’ appeared on NPR podcast 'Wait, Wait ... Don't Tell Me!' and said: “We have not only been approached, we have said, 'Do you want our blood? Can we give plasma?' And in fact, we will be giving it now to the places that hope to work on what I would like to call the 'Hank-ccine.'"
At the time, Hanks also revealed that Wilson had a tougher time with coronavirus when they were battling the disease. "We had all of the flu-like symptoms. My wife Rita was a little worse off than me. She had a very high temperature,” he said.