Tom Hanks' son goes off on unhinged rant against vaccines and masks
Los Angeles, California - Chet Hanks went on a rant against Covid vaccines, telling those infected to just "get over it" – a year and a half after his parents, Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson, were hospitalized with infections.
The video, shared on the rapper's Instagram account, starts out quite harmless: Sitting in his car, he encourages his subscribers to get the vaccine and follow the safety measures.
But then, out of nowhere, Hanks begins screaming.
"Psych b****," he suddenly rages. "If it ain't broke, don't fix it! I never had Covid! They ain't sticking me with that m************ needle."
And further, "It's just the m************ flu, get over it. Okay?"
Anyone infected with the virus should simply stay at home, he shouts. "Why we working around y'all?".
Chet also turned on mask-wearing, declaring that he was "tired" of covering his face.
Tom Hanks and wife Rita Wilson contracted Covid-19 in 2020
The couple was among the first celebrities to open up about their experience with the virus.
It had been "extremely achy and uncomfortable", Wilson explained on CBS This Morning a few weeks later.
She also had a high fever and chills, and additionally lost her sense of smell and taste for a while.
Hanks and Wilson later donated blood for research to help develop a vaccine.
During his parents' battle, Chet wasn't exactly supportive. At the time, he released a video, saying, "They're not even that sick."
Cover photo: collage: IMAGO / ZUMA Wire & Instagram/Screenshot/chethanx