Here’s Chet Hanks' Response to Ziwe Asking If He Wants to ‘Apologize to Any Marginalized Communities’

Chet Hanks, the actor and son of Tom Hanks, was asked about his questionable past during an upcoming episode of the popular Showtime series 'Ziwe.'

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Chet Hanks went on Ziwe, and it went just as one would expect. 

The actor and son of Tom Hanks is appearing on an upcoming episode of the popular Showtime series, hosted by  Ziwe Fumudoh, and in a clip shared by the show’s star, he’s asked if he feels the need to “apologize to any marginalized communities.” His answer? “Nah.”

“I don’t feel like I’ve truly done anything offensive, so I don’t,” Hanks, who has previously used the N-word and spoken in Jamaican Patois, said.

Hanks then nodded in approval when Fumudoh asked him if he saw his past actions as a “celebration of culture” and claimed that “social justice warriors can kick rocks.”

Ziwe also asked Hanks how his “white boy summer” differentiated itself from any other summer in the last “400 years of American history,” to which he responded, “I guess not.” She later tells him that “maybe” he should be afraid of Black women, to which he says “maybe.”

Of course, these are just two clips from what is looking like a pretty eventful sit-down interview, following Hanks’ guest appearance in season 3 of Atlanta. During his time in the episode, Hanks’ character attends a funeral for his babysitter Sylvia, and speaks in a fake Trinidad accent, despite being from Tribeca. 

In 2015, Hanks doubled down on his previous use of the N-word, sharing that the racial slur was an “unspoken thing between people who are friends, who understand each other.”  He has since apologized, calling it the “ultimate lame thing” on Van Lathan’s The Red Pill podcast.

“Number one, I was on a lot of drugs,” he said. “I wanted to be, like, down, you know what I mean? I just felt like I wasn’t enough. Low-key, like subconsciously, looking back on it now I realize I was trolling. I thought, like, crazy antics and just wilding the fuck out and doing some crazy shit was going to, like, spark my career.”

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