Tom Hanks’ Son Chet Haze Clowned for Baffling Patois Use on Golden Globes Red Carpet

Somehow Chet Hanks' rapping alter ego has been a thing for almost a decade.


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Chester HanksChet Haze demonstrated some Chet Hazing at the Golden Globes on Sunday.

Does Tom getting this award mean CHET HAZE is in the building #GoldenGlobes

— Complex Pop Culture (@ComplexPop) January 6, 2020

Chet, who was in attendance in support of his father Tom Hanks' Cecil B. DeMille Award honoring and was famously slammed a few years back for his use of the n-word, inspired a wave of tweeted commentary of varying degrees of hilarity due in large part to the red carpet scenario embedded below.

While it's not entirely clear why he did any of that, the 29-year-old Chet did address the ensuing news coverage of his Globes attendance in an Instagram post Monday morning. Specifically criticizing CNN, Chet pointed to the possibility of another world war as being something more worthy of attention. He also shared a photo of himself seemingly utilizing what may or may not be a Globes trophy as a makeshift telephone of sorts.

This that new Drake?

— notkylebennett 🇵🇾 (@NOTKYLEBENNETT) January 6, 2020

Theoretically, all of this could simply be a wholly planned and press-manipulating play for publicity. Still, the discourse continues.

i'll never forget the time chet haze fell asleep in the middle of a lecture at northwestern and snored so loud that the professor had to stop

— gabe bergado (@gabebergado) January 6, 2020

I am happy for all the people discovering Chet Haze tonight. I’m honestly jealous it’s like the first time you see the ocean if the ocean should’ve been a failed fentanyl dealer in a medium sized town

— Mark Agee (@MarkAgee) January 6, 2020

Chet Haze on my timeline in 2020?

*takes drag of cigarette

Let me tell you about the "White and Purple" debacle of 2011

— Y Can't Mikey Read (@_themvp_) January 6, 2020

Tom Hanks: Chet, stay away from the cameras tonight. And for the love of god don’t do the patois

Chet Haze: I promise you dad, every ting be irie

Tom Hanks: Godammit Chet

Chet Haze: Im kidding! Jeez I’m not an idiot ok?

11 seconds later....

— Kenny Keil (@kennykeil) January 6, 2020

It turns out watching people discover Chet Haze is a pleasure.

— Kate Aurthur (@KateAurthur) January 6, 2020

this has incredible “guy named Chet” energy

— Brandy Jensen (@BrandyLJensen) January 6, 2020

Niggas called him Shabba Hanks 😂

— UNCLE YG (@YoungGizzleDB) January 6, 2020

Why does Chet Hanks continue to embarass his father like this?
What did Tom Hanks do to deserve this messssss?! Whew chileeeeee.

— Nọ́lá Thee Journalist (@NolaMarianna) January 6, 2020

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Later, Chet doubled down on his patois use:

Aside from his Chet Haze music days, Tom's son is also known for his recent spots on TV series including Empire and Curb Your Enthusiasm. Back in 2018, he addressed his past use of the n-word by blaming it on drug use and trolling.

"I did the ultimate lame thing," he said on an episode of the Red Pill podcast that year. "I did the ultimate cornball thing. And that shit wasn’t cool."

Anyway, the Tom Hanks portion of Sunday night's ceremony is actually well worth a read and/or a watch. Do that instead.

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