Chet Hanks Jamaican accent have had many cringing over the last year. Chet recently hoped on audio app clubhouse and was quickly challenged on his use of patois. Tom hanks offspring replied:
‘Guys, it’s really as simple as this. If I get on a binge where I’m watching a bunch of English gangster movies and I’m going around my day-to-day just ordering a coffee at Starbucks with my friend and I go [in English accent]: “Oi, gimme a latte governor”, it’s not coming from a place where I go I’m going to s**t on these English people.’
In repose a listener commented:
‘English people were not oppressed, Chet.’
‘You can’t make a point like that in terms of just going to a Starbucks, especially using an English accent.
She went on to ask:
‘Does he understand the history?’
Chet Hanks Jamaican Accent Divides Opinion
No response from Chet, although he has made it clear before that he doesn’t see anything wrong. In February Chet spoke out on the backlash he received for appropriating Jamaican accent. He ranted to social media:
He asked: ‘Why are we so caught up on this idea of theft and stealing?’
‘Why are we so quick to be angry and tense over the blurring of racial communities, instead of just being welcoming towards it?’
During a red carpet event with Father Tom Hanks, Chet shared the following caption on instagram:
‘BIG UP FIMI WHOL FAMILY SOON COM AT DI AWARDS NA SEEN,’ he captioned the clip. ‘CHUNE IN.’
His mother, Rita Wilson, commented saying it was ‘maybe the best laugh of the night’.
Similarly in November 2020 Chet posted a video response to the presidential election. In the video Chet says:
‘Hey guys, I just want to say that you know how that Trump is leaving office I think that it is important to remember that he was the President so we should show some res… psych’
He then launched into mock ‘Jamaican’ accent, calling the President a ‘p***yclat’ -(patois slang).