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The internet is taking shots at Chet Hanks for his cringey Golden Globes moment

Chet Hanks is no stranger to his controversial use of Black slang.

Jan 6, 2020, 1:40 pm*

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Tiffanie Drayton 

Tiffanie Drayton

Chet Hanks, son of actor Tom Hanks, made a cringe-worthy video on the Golden Globe red carpet Sunday night that has gone viral.

The 29-year-old who’s also known as rapper Chet Haze attended the Golden Globes in honor of his father who received a lifetime achievement award. On the red carpet, he took the time to record a video for his Instagram followers attempting to speak in Jamaican Patois.

“Big up the whole island massive, it’s your boy Chet coming straight from the Golden Globes,” the white rapper enthusiastically announced in a feigned Jamaican accent.

Hanks captioned the video: ‘BIG UP FIMI WHOL FAMILY SOON COM AT DI AWARDS NA SEEN 🔥 🔥 🔥 CHUNE IN.’

The video was eventually shared on Twitter by writer Brittny Pierre, and Twitter users expressed their astonishment that Chet would steal his father’s esteemed night and turn it into a viral circus.

“Thought i was leaving the vile circus of celebrity news in 2019 but then tom hanks’ failson chet hanks did an inexplicable patois impression on the night of his father’s lifetime achievement award,” wrote @generalslug.

@THEJohnODowd posted a funny meme.

Like many, @NolaMarianna felt Tom Hanks’ pain.

“Why does Chet Hanks continue to embarass (sic) his father like this? What did Tom Hanks do to deserve this messssss?! Whew chileeeeee,” she wrote.

Others joked about his transracial persona.

@angie_goodwood shared a photo of a white man wearing a white hoodie with the words ‘unapologetically black’ printed on it and captioned it: “Chet Hanks be like:”

“#Tom Hanks son “Chet Hanks” (shirt (sic) for Chester) and nicknamed ‘White Chocolate’ spoke patois on the #GoldenGlobes red carpet lastnight…” wrote @GlockTopickz.

Chet Hanks is no stranger to his controversial use of Black slang. In 2015, Chet Hanks came under fire for his unapologetic use of the n-word.

“Who is to say only Black people can use it?” Hanks reportedly asked. “The way I see it, it’s a word that unifies the culture of HIP-HOP across ALL RACES, which is actually kind of a beautiful thing. It’s a word that can be used out of camaraderie and love, not just exclusively for black people.”

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*First Published: Jan 6, 2020, 10:42 am