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    Tom Hanks’ son, Chet Hanks, is defending his use of a Jamaican accent, claiming he is “not trying to offend anybody.”

    The 30-year-old was asked during a discussion on the voice-based social media app Clubhouse if he still plans to speak patois when there are people around who may not be “sympathetic” to the Caribbean culture.

    Hanks likened his use of the Jamaican accent to what would be like if he binge-watched an English film, and then walked into a Starbucks and said, “‘Eh, give me a latte, Govna,” in a Cockney accent.

    “It’s not coming from a place of like, ‘Oh, I’m going to s—t on these people,'” he said. “You know what I mean?”

    However, several people in the chat, which was reposted on Twitter, explained that using an English accent is not as offensive because “English people were not oppressed.”

    “I understand that,” Hanks responded, adding, “I’m not trying to offend anybody.”

    He then reiterated as the chat became more tense, “I’m aware of the history. I’m aware of that.”

    Hanks’ Jamaican accent first caused a stir in January at the 2020 Golden Globes, where his father was being honored with the prestigious Cecil B. DeMille Award.

    “BIG UP FIMI WHOL FAMILY SOON COM AT DI AWARDS NA SEEN. CHUNE IN,” he captioned a video taken from the red carpet.

    While most viewers were confused by the accent, Hanks’ mom Rita Wilson commented, “Maybe the best laugh of the night.”

    In February, Hanks shared a now-deleted clip, titled, “”Chet Chat Vol. VI (Part 2): Cultural Appropriation,” in which tried to further explain why he doesn’t see anything wrong with his use of the Jamaican accent.

    According to Global News, Hanks said, “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? It’s this whole idea of theft, of they steal it from us.”

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    What a idiot.
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    why is anyone even bothering to ask what chez haze has to say about anything?
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    It's time for "Chet Haze" to grow up and do something productive with his life. He's 30 now. He needs to stop acting like a teenager.

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    Nothing says LOSER like a 30 year old whose parents support him trying to be a rapper with a fake accent.
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    I honestly thought he was just mentally ill. He was doing it on purpose?
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    This little shitass poser is beyond annoying.

    I feel for Tom Hanks.
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    "Eh, give me a latte, Govna,” in a Cockney accent.

    I lol'ed hard that that is how Brits order their lattes.
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    This is what happens when you name your child Chet.
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    Hollywood crotchfruit cautionary tale.
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    He was on Empire for a few episodes playing a rapper. It was an offensive, stereotypical characterization of a rapper and he's not a good actor or a rapper.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rollo View Post
    "Eh, give me a latte, Govna,” in a Cockney accent.

    I lol'ed hard that that is how Brits order their lattes.
    Lah-ey. I can hear it. Just like when some say nine-een, instead of nineteen.
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    Why I forever associate the name Chet with being an asshole:







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    Quote Originally Posted by NickiDrea View Post
    I honestly thought he was just mentally ill. He was doing it on purpose?
    He strikes me as someone with a lot of issues.

    As an aside, I've never heard a Cockney pronounce 'latte' any other way than the normal way...
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