In a video posted to Twitter, Tom Hanks’ son compared Covid to the flu and told people to simply “get over it”.
He said: “I’ve been kind of on the fence about this for a while. That’s why I never spoke on it, but with the amount of people I know recently who have gotten Covid and with the numbers rising, I think it’s important for me to say I got the vaccine.
“I think everyone should. I think it’s really important that we all do this just as citizens, as Americans, we have to look after each other and get this [situation] under control, guys,” he added.
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“Psych, b***h! If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,” he then shouted. “I’ve never had Covid. They ain’t sticking me with that m*****f***ing needle. It’s the m*****f***ing flu. Get over it.”
Hanks then asked for the ones who are infected or aren’t feeling well to “stay inside”.
“Why are we working around y’all? If you’re in danger, stay your ass inside,” he said. “I’m tired of wearing the m*****f***ing mask.”
It seems Chet doesn’t have much sympathy for his parents – Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson – who were among the first celebrities to speak out after being struck with coronavirus in March 2020. At the time, the actor explained on social media: “We felt a bit tired, like we had colds, and some body aches,” noting that Rita had “some chills that came and went” as well as a slight fever.