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Tom Hanks’ son Chet doubles down on his anti-COVID vaccine stance in Instagram rant


Tom Hanks rapper son Chet has doubled-down on his anti-vaxx stance, claiming there’s more evidence supporting the existence of UFOs than of vaccine safety.  

Hanks, whose dad and actress mom Rita Wilson were the first major celebrities to catch the virus in March 2020, posted the video this morning and captioned it ‘Woke up and chose chaos lmaooooo.’ 

He said: ‘There’s more evidence of UFOs being real than that vaccine being healthy for you, just saying. Aliens are out there, ready for y’all to come get me, let’s get the f***k out of here! Or do I have to show you my vaccine papers?’ 

Beginning his diatribe moments earlier, Hanks said, ‘I’m gonna keep this real simple for you guys, real simple. Just like you have the right to be mad at me because I said I’m not getting the vaccine . . . I have the right to not get that s**t.’ 

Chet Hanks, son of actor Tom Hanks, defended his stance against the Covid-19 vaccination in an Instagram post on Wednesday, in which he said it is his right to not get it

Hanks called the shot an 'experimental government injection' and said 'There’s more evidence of UFOs being real than that vaccine being healthy for you, just saying'

Hanks called the shot an ‘experimental government injection’ and said ‘There’s more evidence of UFOs being real than that vaccine being healthy for you, just saying’

The celebrity offspring continues, ‘I wanted to, but my immune system said it’s good, okay, it doesn’t need to be tampered with. It said it’s good, okay. Let’s be real. 99% of you m***********s wouldn’t use a shampoo that’s not FDA approved, but you’re willing to get some experimental government injection. Okay.’  

The FDA has authorized the Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines for emergency use for all individuals under 12. Full approval of the Pfizer shot is expected as soon as this month after the company accrued the six months of data necessary for the FDA to begin the evaluation process, according to The Hill

But Hanks asserted that there is not enough evidence to prove that the Covid-19 vaccines is beneficial, despite 167million Americans – or just over half – being vaccinated as of yesterday, according to Our World in Data. 

The 31-yearold rapper’s newest video alludes to the reactions he got from his last post, in which he pretended to encourage people to have a COVID vaccine – only to then launch into an anti-vaxxer rant and confirm that he wouldn’t be getting the shot.  

Hanks posted a video, captioned ‘super important PSA,’ in which he addressed the ongoing pandemic and began by encouraging his followers to take action by getting the vaccine, only to quickly change his tone.

‘I suggest to all my followers, you guys, set an appointment and get the vaccine first thing — PSYCH!’ he said. ‘B***h! If it ain’t broke don’t fix it! I never had COVID. Y’ain’t sticking me with that motherf***ing needle!’

The clip yielded 369K views and 10.7K comments. Some users hailed the clip and just as many shared laughing emojis, but a number shared a thumbs down and others posted long reactions expressing their disappointment and outrage.

One user wrote, ‘Yikes bro,’ another commented, ‘Rita come get your son,’ and another said, ‘Does daddy approve of this message?”  

Hanks posted his first rant against the coronavirus vaccine on his Instagram account Monday night

Hanks posted his first rant against the coronavirus vaccine on his Instagram account Monday night

He shared a video at first encouraging his followers to get the shot before yelling: 'PSYCH! Y'ain't sticking me with that motherf***ing needle!'

He shared a video at first encouraging his followers to get the shot before yelling: ‘PSYCH! Y’ain’t sticking me with that motherf***ing needle!’

His latest video garnered 116K views and 2,884 comments, mostly of the same nature. One user joked, ‘I dont wear a seatbelt in car cause I’ve never gotten into a car accident!’ and another wrote, ‘A good way to live your life is to see what this guy does and then just do the opposite.’ 

In Hanks’s first video, he duped viewers into thinking he supported the vaccine and said Americans needed to rally together to curb the spread of the virus, especially with the Delta variant on the rise.

‘I’ve been on the fence about this for awhile, that’s why I never spoke on it, but with the amount of people I know recently that have gotten COVID, and with the numbers rising, I think it’s important for me to say I got the vaccine, I think everybody should,’ Hanks said in a convincing tone. ‘It’s really important that we all do this.’

However, about halfway through the video Hanks revealed that he believed the pandemic was a hoax, calling COVID-19 ‘the motherf***ing flu’.

The musician argued that Americans need to ‘get over it and told those who were sick or high-risk to ‘stay inside’.

‘Why are we working around ya’ll?’ he said. ‘If you’re in danger, stay you’re a** inside. I’m tired of wearing a motherf***ing mask.’

Hanks’ parents, Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson, were among the first celebrities to contract COVID and publicly share their journey with the disease.

Tom revealed that he and Rita had tested positive for COVID-19 on March 11, 2020, while he was shooting the upcoming film Elvis in Queensland, Australia. That was around the time the virus was deemed a global pandemic, with the revelation coming the same night then-president Donald Trump made a nationwide address where he announced his travel ban on Europe. 

Hanks' parents, Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson, were among the first celebrities to contract COVID and publicly share their journey with the disease

Hanks’ parents, Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson, were among the first celebrities to contract COVID and publicly share their journey with the disease

Tom revealed that he and Rita had tested positive for COVID-19 on March 11, 2020, while he was shooting the upcoming film Elvis in Queensland, Australia

Tom revealed that he and Rita had tested positive for COVID-19 on March 11, 2020, while he was shooting the upcoming film Elvis in Queensland, Australia 

The couple were admitted to the Gold Coast University Hospital for care, and were ultimately released on March 16. They then went into quarantine for 11 days before heading back to to their home in Los Angeles where they remained in lockdown.

Tom and Wilson both donated their blood antibodies for virus research.

It is not clear if the couple has been vaccinated, but as of April 2021, the couple said they intended to get the vaccine.

Wilson opened up about their vaccination status when she was Hoda Kotb’s surprise co-host on The Today Show on Friday, April 2. She referred to the age restriction on the vaccine at the time and said, ‘We are in line now because so many people are vaccinated and they’re opening up to the next tier . . . To witness people hugging each other for the first time in a year, grandparents hugging their grandchildren, people hugging their parents, there’s nothing like that. That is truly a gift.’  

In 2015, Chet spoke of how he had battled cocaine addiction, and checked into rehab to deal with his problem.

Tom said at the time that he loved his son ‘unconditionally.’  



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