Actor Tom Hank’s son Chester Hanks, aka Chet Hanx, is drawing plenty of eyeballs after an anti-vax Instagram rant shared on Thursday.
The “White Boy Summer” rapper posted a video taken while sitting in his car that started out on a serious note, explaining he had gotten the COVID-19 vaccination and encouraging others to do the same. To essentially rally around the cause as Americans.
“SUPER IMPORTANT PSA GUYS LETS GET THRU THIS TOGETHER,” read the caption. His parents, Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson, contracted the coronavirus early last year.
“I’ve been kind of on the fence about this for a while. That’s why I never spoke on it, but with the amount of people I know recently who have gotten COVID and with, like, the numbers rising I think it’s important for me to say I got the vaccine,” he started out convincingly.
“I think everyone should,” he continued. “I think it’s really important that we all do this just as citizens, as Americans, we have to look after each other and get this sh*t under control, guys.”
The younger Hanks continued with a somber tone, until he didn’t.
“I suggest to all my followers, you guys, set an appointment and get the vaccine first thing — PSYCH!” he suddenly screamed, changing his tone entirely. “B*tch! If it ain’t broke don’t fix it. I never had COVID. Y’ain’t sticking me with that motherf*cking needle! It’s the motherf*cking flu, get over it!”
Essentially, Chet said he was tired of having to alter his behavior because of other people.
“Why are we working around ya’ll?” he asked. “If you’re in danger, stay you’re a** inside. I’m tired of wearing a motherf*cking mask!”
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It remains to be seen if the video will be censored in any way by Instagram, which is owned by Facebook. Big Tech is quick to slap a warning on anti-vax posts, or put the offender in time out.
Just this week, Twitter suspended Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., for saying in a tweet Monday that the Food and Drug Administration “should not approve the covid vaccines,” and claiming that the vaccines were “failing.”
His parents were in Australia in March 2020 when they learned that they have tested positive for COVID-19.
“Rita and I are down here in Australia. We felt a bit tired, like we had colds, and some body aches,” the elder Hanks said.
“Rita had some chills that came and went. Slight fevers too. To play things right, as is needed in the world right now, we were tested for the Coronavirus, and were found to be positive,” he added, explaining that they were in isolation and following the advice of medical officials.
At the time, a shirtless Chet posted a video online saying that his parents were fine, adding that there wasn’t “anything to be too worried about.”
“It’s true my parents got coronavirus. Crazy,” he said in the video. “They’re both down in Australia right now because my dad was shooting a movie down there, but I just got off the phone with them. They both are fine. They’re not even that sick. They’re not worried about it.”
“They’re not tripping, but they’re going through the necessary health precautions, obviously,” he added. “But I don’t think it’s anything to be too worried about.”
Earlier this year, Chet dealt with racism allegations over the typeface font he used to promote his “White Boy Summer” line of clothing.
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