Chet Hanks is no stranger to controversy – and now he’s back in hot water city again…
How come? For a simply bizarre video he recently shared where he says that 2021 is going to be a ‘White Boy Summer’.
Keep scrolling to check it out and see the responses to it.
We all know who Chet Hanks is by now.
The son of Tom Hanks, Chet has made a quite a name for himself for his bizarre videos…
But first, let’s talk about his dad.
Tom Hanks is one of the most famous and recognizable actors of all time…
After his parents divorced when he was 5-years-old, he moved around frequently until finally settling in Oakland, California, where he attended high school.
Hanks attended junior college in Hayward, California, at which he eventually decided to pursue acting after reading and watching a performance of Eugene O’Neill’s The Iceman Cometh. He was transferred into a theater program at California State University.
In 1977, he was recruited to take part in the summer session of the Great Lakes Shakespeare Festival in Lakewood, Ohio.
He spent the following 3 years acting in various Shakespeare productions and portrayals and he spent his winters working backstage at a community theater company in Sacramento.
After dropping out of college in 1980 and moving to New York City, he began landing small roles in movies and TV shows, such as slasher horror, He Knows You’re Alone, and the sitcom series, Bosom Buddies.
But, in 1984, Hanks got his first leading role in Splash, a movie about a young man who falls in love with a mermaid.
Big saw Hanks play a thirteen-year-old boy whose body was transferred into the body of a fully grown man overnight.
It sounds a little strange, but it is a fantastic movie.
He starred in many smaller productions in the following years until he bagged the leading roles in A League Of Their Own in 1992, and Sleepless in Seattle in 1993.
Forrest Gump is probably one of Hank’s most recognizable performances.
Forrest Gump, which was released in 1994, followed the story of an Alabama man with a low IQ living through some of America’s most iconic and life-changing events, such as presidencies of J.F Kennedy and Johnson, the Vietnam war, and Watergate.
And Hanks’ portrayal of the simple yet loyal Forrest Gump caused the entire world to fall in love with him.
True to predictions, Forrest Gump was a phenomenal success and it won Oscars for best picture and director.
Hanks took home a Lead Actor Oscar award and he was also awarded an Academy Award for Best Actor in the 1993 movie, Philadelphia, in which his portrayal as a man diagnosed with AIDS was considered honorable and, quite simply, magnificent.
These include leading and starring roles in Apollo 13 and Disney Pixar’s Toy Story in 1995.
Hanks’ voiceover of Woody the Cowboy would span for generations – Toy Story 4 was released earlier this year.
Toy Story made movie history…
Back in 1995, when Disney’s Pixar was just starting out, Toy Story was the first of its kind.
Speaking in an interview, Ed Catmull, who is now the Pixar and Disney Animation president, said: “At that point, none of us knew what we were doing. We didn’t have any production expertise except for short films and commercials. So we were all complete novices.”
Toy Story’s success has been credited to Hanks in the past for his incredible portrayal of Woody the Cowboy and giving him that iconic voice we all know.
Throughout the production of the Toy Story franchise, Hanks went on to star in even more movies…
This includes the adaptation of Stephen King’s The Green Mile in 1995, Steven Spielberg’s Saving Private Ryan in 1998, and Cast Away in 2000.
There’s truly no stopping him…
And it is his decades of contributions to the world of acting that has bagged him the Lifetime Achievement Award at this year’s Golden Globes.
The BBC reported that the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) said it was “proud” to give the actor the 2020 Cecil B DeMille Award at the event on the 5th of January 2020.
The Cecil B DeMille Award is awarded each year to a member of the film industry – be it through acting, directing, or production – that has had an enduring and lasting impact on the industry.
The HFPA also said that they had “grown to love and admire” the sixty-three-year-old.
“For more than three decades, he’s captivated audiences with rich and playful characters,” said Lorenzo Soria, the organization’s president.
“As compelling as he is on the silver screen, he’s equally so behind the camera as a writer, producer, and director,” she went on to say.
He’s a family man too.
And in 1990, his son Chet was born.
Chet is an actor and musician too.
But recently he’s been making more of a name for himself for his Instagram videos.
And his latest one has caused quite a stir.
With Chet being labeled a racist for the video in which he claims 2021 will be a ‘White Boy Summer’.
What does he actually say?
Well, specifically, Chet says:
Okay guys, look I just wanted to tap in really quick. I just got this feeling, man, that this summer is about to be a white boy summer, you know? Take it how you want.
I’m not talking about Trump, you know, NASCAR type white. I’m talking about me, Jon B, Jack Harlow type white boy summer.
Let me know if you guys can vibe with that and get ready, because I am.
Take a look.
As you can see, Chet has been slammed for his comments with many calling the video cringe, weird, and some even saying it’s racist…
What do you think?