Where did Chet Hanks learn Patois? Here's why Americans are pissed off and Jamaicans rooting for him

He spoke in a faux Jamaican accent and defended his right to use the accent stating, 'I’ve read the autobiography of Malcolm X', a Twitter user points out


                            Where did Chet Hanks learn Patois? Here's why Americans are pissed off and Jamaicans rooting for him
Actor Chet Hanks (Getty Images)

Chet Hanks, son of Tom Hanks, is getting flak from the Americans once again for using Patois but Jamaicans seem to love it, a man claimed. Internet asks, where did he learn Patois? Chet Hanks on Thursday, December 3, was found on the Clubhouse app, a voice-based chatroom where people can interact with each other. He spoke in a faux Jamaican accent and defended his right to use the accent stating, “I’ve read the autobiography of Malcolm X," a Twitter user points out. This isn’t the first time that Young Hanks is getting slammed for using the accent.



 

 

He was majorly dragged over the social media back in January 2020 where Hanks was seen talking in Patois in a red carpet clip. Later his mom, Rita Wilson commented on the Instagram video saying it was a good laugh while the social media disagreed accusing the actor/rapper of cultural appropriation and offending the Jamaican diaspora. Hanks, 30, was quite amused by this drag in social media and posted a CNN news screenshot of it along with another Instagram video where he seemed to do it again.

In the latest episode of Chet speaking Patois, when a user asked him to stop using it, he said, “I have no ill intentions and I’m just being myself.” A Jamaican man has claimed in the chatroom that back in the home, people appreciate young  Hanks embracing their culture. A Twitter user wrote, “So after hours of people arguing about Chet Hanks using patois, a Jamaican man came on stage and told everyone that people back home love it. This is chaos” and followed up by another Tweet that said, “That’s who we are. We embrace it. One love ... We share our culture.” - A Jamaican woman is now speaking in the Chet Hanks room.”



 

 



 

 

Another Twitter user pointed out, “She's right. Actual Jamaicans that actually live IN Jamaica....LOVE him for Embracing their Culture. The only people going OD are Diaspora Jamaicans & Black-Americans.” But another user noted, “Jamaicans share culture like Italians do. Doesn’t mean we all take up fake accents like “I went to Italy for a month; this is just how I talk, dress, and dance now. When I get frustrated, I sound like a mad Italian person vs unclenching from the BS for genuine emotion. Chet.”



 

 



 

 

More questions have occurred like where did Chet Hanks learn the accent where a user quipped, “what if Tom Hanks speaks in a Jamaican accent at home what if that’s where Chet Hanks learned it from.” Another agreed stating, “tom hanks speaks patois at home that’s where chet hanks learned it.”



 

 



 

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