Tom Hanks’ Son Gives Absolutely Choice Answer After Being Accused of Cultural Appropriation – Opinion

It’s a Friday night, so just about anything goes with topic choice, and that means I’m going to write an article on Tom Hanks’ son, Chet Hanks. I know, I know, what could the “white boy summer” dude possibly have to say that’s noteworthy, but I promise you that his exchange with some TikToker named Ziwe is worth the watch.

I don’t follow celebrity news (and this guy barely qualifies), but apparently, all the big celeb publications have been raking the younger Hanks over the coals lately for the supposed sin of “cultural appropriation.” So while the clip I’m going to share is the first I’ve heard of the kerfuffle, this has evidently been going on for a while.

At this point, if you haven’t rushed to hit the back button on your browser yet, you’re probably asking what Hanks did that has caused such consternation. You might want to sit down for this, but he…used a Trinidadian accent.

When asked if he wanted to apologize to “marginalized communities” for that sin and his prior dabbling in black culture, here’s what Hanks had to say. Trust me, it’s worth the watch.

Hanks responds with a simple “Nah” when asked if he wants to apologize. When the interviewer then suggests that he’s saying “social-justice warriors can go kick rocks,” he comes back with “yeah…yeah,” before taking a swig of coffee and then repeating that “social-justice warriors can go kick rocks.”

The look on the interviewer’s face is priceless.

Look, far be it from me to suggest there’s much to learn from a white rapper who appears on reality TV shows and feeds off his father’s fame. In this instance, his answer is quite instructive. You want to have the radical social-justice fighters go crazy? Just tell them to “pound the sand”. They are able to cause others to fall by the sword through pressure campaigns and outrage. When you ignore them and don’t apologize, you neuter their ability to do anything but whine into the void.

It is safe to say that Chet Hanks said something important for a short time. I don’t suspect that will become a trend, though.

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