Twitter A Video Of Tom Hanks’ Son Speaking Patois At The Golden Globes Is Going Viral And Twitter Has Many Questions

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Tom Hanks was just honoured with the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the Golden Globes because…well, because he’s Tom Hanks and it’s what he deserves.


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To celebrate such a momentous occasion, Tom showed up to the Globes with his family, which was almost too adorable to handle.


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Among the family members was Tom’s son Chet.


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Now, for those of you who do not know, Chet’s real name is Chester and he was born in Los Angeles.

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So, what with him being related to Tom Hanks, I guess you could say it came as something of a shock to some people when a video surfaced on Twitter showing Chet speaking patois.

Having no real knowledge of Chet until this very day, I don’t quite know what I was expecting to come out of his mouth, but this was definitely not it.

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And, of course, people were thinking about Tom Hanks and how they don’t appear to be all that similar.

twitter @sleep2dream Sometimes the apple falls off the tree and rolls down a hill and into a ravine.

@sleep2dream Sometimes the apple falls off the tree and rolls down a hill and into a ravine.

twitter @sleep2dream Tom Hanks is so Tom Hanks that the most non-Tom Hanks thing about him is Chet. For that, we're lucky.

@sleep2dream Tom Hanks is so Tom Hanks that the most non-Tom Hanks thing about him is Chet. For that, we’re lucky.

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Looking for an explanation behind the video, some people even started to blame Drake — because why not?

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This debacle brought up some stories from the past about Chet using the n-word while trying to make a name for himself as a rapper.

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Explaining his use of the word in songs and on social media, Chet said in a 2018 interview: “I was on a lot of drugs. I wanted to be, like, down, you know what I mean? I just felt like I wasn’t enough.”

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As for Chet, he posted the video of himself on the Golden Globes red carpet alongside this caption.

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And, responding to the internet’s bemusement, he posted a screenshot of an article about the video with this caption:

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…………….Anyway, congrats to Tom Hanks.


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