Are we positive that Tom Hanks and Chester “Chet Haze” Hanks are related? We had doubts back in April when Hanks’ “rapper” son publicized his beef with Howard Stern. His most recent actions make us seriously question genetics all together.
Over the weekend, the nicest man on Earth’s son posted this photo with the caption, “Check out the song me and my n—- @chillthatdude just dropped on my Soundcloud #Juice.”
And yesterday, Haze continued to use the hateful word with this photo:
2 types of people in this world: those who know exactly what it is they want and are doing everything they can to get it; and those who just wander aimlessly through life because they are scared to death of failure. I’ve lost a lot of so called friends cuz they turned out to be the second kind. F— yall hating ass n—– I’ll never stop chasing my dream.
And people are clearly pissed about his blatant insensitivity.
We imagine Tom is somewhere in the world like this…
And we hope he sets his son straight sooner rather than later.
UPDATE: 6/2/2015 12:00 pm
Chet Haze defended his use of the n-word with an Instagram video: “I don’t accept society getting to decide what ANYBODY can or can’t say. That’s something we call FREE SPEECH.”
If I say the word nigga I say it amongst people I love and who love me. If I say "fuck yall hatin ass niggaz" it's because that's really how I felt at the time. And I don't accept society getting to decide what ANYBODY can or can't say. That's something we call FREE SPEECH. Now I understand the older generation who grew up in the Jim Crowe era might have strong feelings against this. And that's understandable… But what I'm saying is this is 2015… And even tho we are still far from where we need to be and black people are still being literally KILLED by a RACIST and fucked up system… We have also reached a point where the word can no longer have a negative connotation if we so choose. And who is to say only black people can use it? The way I see it, it's a word that unifies the culture of HIP-HOP across ALL RACES, which is actually kind of a beautiful thing. It's a word that can be used out of camaraderie and love, not just exclusively for black people. What's the point in putting all these built up "rules" about it. It's time to let go. You can hate me or love me for it, but can't nobody tell me what I can or can't say. It's got nothing to do with trying to be a thug. It's about the culture of the music. And that's all I have to say about that (no pun intended) lol. It's all love. Some people will get it, some people won't. Either way, Ima keep living my life however the fuck I want. ALL LOVE.