Tom Hanks Gun-Totting, White Rapper Of A Son Might Be Proof Positive That High Profile Actors Shouldn't Have Children
Complex- Tom Hanks' son and wannabe rapper, Chet Haze, is once again in the news, as he's caused a stir on Instagram with his open use of the "N" word on a number of posts. This is just the latest incident involving Chet, who has continually proven to be an asshole while posting pictures of himself with guns and statements about how he's disadvantaged because his dad is Tom Hanks.
As you can see from two of the posts below, Chet remains clueless to reality, as he wrote, "F**k yall hating ass n***az" in a caption where he talks about losing friends. We can only imagine why that happened, Chet.
You know the difference between the name Chester Hanks and Chet Haze is so unbelievable that you almost have to respect it. I'm not saying I am buying the mixtape anytime soon, but the government name to rap name swing is too impressive to avoid mentioning. Hey, I rocked velour sweatsuits and listened to DMX throughout my formative years. Far be for me to hate on someone's desire to identify with the urban community. Far be for me to tell Chet Haze to stop casually waving guns round in his Instagram posts in hopes of being relatable. Maybe he's just trying too hard to overcome the name on his birth certificate. Usually you at least have to have an awful upbringing amidst an ethnically diverse neighborhood to able to get away with a dozen public 'N bombs'. I learned that from Eminem. I suppose Chet is just hoping that if he says it enough people will just learn to accept it. Like a self fulfilling prophecy. Continue to act like you aren't the son of the guy from 'Castaway' and eventually people will forget that you are.
I'm not crazy for seeing the correlation between being the son of a high profile actor and being completely disconnected from reality, right? I mean, first Jaden Smith is all over the place dressed up like Batman and now this? I refuse to believe it's a coincidence. Like I said, I grew up playing the part of the super white kid that tried too hard. However, I am pretty sure Pops would put a stop to it if he started finding guns around the house and I was found to be offending an entire race of people on social media. My dad isn't exactly Adrian Petersen, but I would imagine that would be enough to get him to whip out the old belt. I don't want to say this is completely his fault, but it's definitely an indictment of Tom Hanks the father. Generally speaking you grow up and either consciously, or subconsciously take on some characteristics of the family patriarch. But what if half the time you saw Dad he was on a big screen characterizing someone else? Forrest Gump and Jimmy Dugan aren't exactly people I would want to model my life after. Between 'You've Got Mail' and 'Saving Private Ryan' Chester Hanks has no fucking idea who he is supposed to be, so he just resorted to Chet Haze. Tom Hanks is one of best actors in the business, are we really surprised he's playing the role of 'absentee father' so well? If Chester's dad can act then he can too. Just so happens he took on one of the most cringeworthy roles in rap history. He better be careful before he gets typecast as a complete moron.
I hope Hanks isn't currently in the Pacific Northwest, because this post would have him 'Sleepless In Seattle'.