Tom Hanks received the Cecil B. DeMille lifetime achievement award, at the Golden Globes, but the conversation quickly shifted to his rapper son Chet Hanks and his misstep at the red carpet.
According to NME, it all started when Chet posted a video of him speaking Jamaican Patois with the caption ““BIG UP FIMI WHOL FAMILY SOON COM AT DI AWARDS NA SEEN – CHUNE IN” which obviously did not sit well with anyone.
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In the now-viral video which confused so many people, Chet was seen speaking in Jamaican Patois, which both shocked and confused people. Over on Twitter, the barrage of reactions was quick and ruthless.
Soon, his face was plastered all over Twitter and Instagram and those who missed the memo were reminded that Chet had also used the “N-word” in the past, both in an explanation video about why he should be allowed to use it, and in a song he did. At the time, he chalked it up to his drug use and his trolling behavior, although his use of Jamaican Patois now doesn’t seem any better.
One user summarized the whole thing in a tweet saying, “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.”
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Other reactions were of people begrudgingly saying that Chet had the accent down better than them, while all the other half could think about was how much Chet had botched it.
As if the issue wasn’t bad enough, Chet even responded after it blew up in yet another Patois impression that did not impress the audience in the least, especially since the first also obviously didn’t.