Tom Hanks' son Chet Hanks uses Jamaican accent again in Trump rant clip, Internet says they 'can't get over it'
'Why are we so quick to be angry and tense over the blurring of racial communities, instead of just being welcoming towards it?' Chet had said earlier
Some of you might remember Tom Hanks' son Chet Hanks from his Golden Globes address back in January. He had taken to using an unconvincing Jamaican accent, an impression that not only confused but also shocked thousands of fans of Tom Hanks. But after facing that backlash if you think that Chet might have done away with the accent, you're wrong. When celebrating President-elect Joe Biden's victory, Chet surprised people by using the Jamaican accent again.
The video begins with him supposedly asking for respect and support for Donald Trump and soon breaks into the accent revealing that he's joking. Taking to Instagram with the warning, "Sorry I had to," he said, "Hey guys, I just want to say that now Trump’s leaving office, I think it's important to remember that he was the President and so we should show some res…pyche! P*ssyclaat. F*ck them rass."
The 30-year-old, who is Hanks' son with his wife, Rita Wilson, was previously accused of cultural appropriation. He had also previously come under fire for posting videos in which he uses the accent despite being a White American. In January 2002, he gave his father, who was nominated for his lead role in 'A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood', a shout-out in Jamaican Patois. He captioned the video, "BIG UP FIMI WHOL FAMILY SOON COM AT DI AWARDS NA SEEN CHUNE IN."
And this time around too, the Internet is hardly happy that he used the accent again. "I will never get over the fact that Tom Hanks' son just woke up one day and decided to have a Jamaican accent," one tweeted. "when did chet hanks wake up and just decide to be jamaican? like?!?!?!?" tweeted another user.
I will never get over the fact that tom hanks son just woke up one day and decided to have a jamaican accent https://t.co/4AfXpV3nl5— ryan𖤐 (@deathstuds) November 7, 2020
when did chet hanks wake up and just decide to be jamaican? like?!?!?!?— quavo-zhené wallis. (@dopaliciousdoJo) November 7, 2020
"I can barely wrap my head around that being Tom Hanks's son. I've listened to a few podcasts and interviews that have given me no indication that Tom himself is anything but considered and well-read. The apple seems to have fallen far. Mental," a user responded to one saying the "only way to make sense of Tom Hanks' son is to see him as some kind of avant-garde performance artist".
I can barely wrap my head around that being Tom Hanks's son. I've listened to a few podcasts and interviews that have given me no indication that Tom himself is anything but considered and well-read. The apple seems to have fallen far. Mental.— JonBloor (@JonBloor7) November 8, 2020
But Chet stands by his actions firmly. Earlier this year, he spoke about his views on cultural appropriation and defended himself, asking, "Why are we so quick to be angry and tense over the blurring of racial communities, instead of just being welcoming towards it? If a White person gets into hip hop and they start getting braids and gold teeth, some people call that appropriation. But if a Black person puts on a cowboy hat and gets into country music, there's nothing wrong with that. Why would anybody have a problem with that?" he questioned.
"If you don't have a problem with a Black person wearing cowboy hats and cowboys boots and loving country music, then why do you have a problem with White people wearing braids and gold teeth and getting into hip-hop music?" he had continued in the interview. "It's this whole idea of theft, of they steal it from us. Why can't it just be that he loves Black culture and that's just what speaks to him?" Chet had asked.