Chet Hanks went on an anti-vaccine tirade, telling people to “get over” COVID-19 and “stay home” if they are unwell.
The son of Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson – who both battled the virus last year – began his Instagram tirade Monday by speaking out in favor of vaccination, saying he is only now advocating for it because of the increase in cases.
“I’ve been kind of on the fence about this for a while. That’s why I’ve never spoken out about it, but with how many people I know lately have gotten COVID and that the numbers are increasing, I think it’s important for me to say that I got the vaccine,” he began.
“I think everybody should. I think it’s very important that we all do this, as citizens – as Americans – we have to take care of each other and get this shit under control, guys.”
As is his custom, the “White Boy Summer” rapper immediately switched to a different message.
“Psych, bitch! If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,” he yelled. “I’ve never had COVID. They don’t stick that damn needle in me. It’s the damn flu. Get over it.”
Chet, 31, urged those who are unwell to “stay home.”
“Why are we working around you? If you’re in danger, stay indoors,” he finished his tirade. “I’m tired of wearing the motherf-king mask.”
Tom, 65, and Wilson, 64, announced in March 2020 that they had been diagnosed with the coronavirus. The next day, Chet said they were “not worried about it.”
Although the Oscar-winning “Forrest Gump” star ended up going through a rough time with COVID-19, he said Wilson’s struggles were much worse.
“Rita went through a tougher time than I did,” Tom told The National Defense Radio Show. “She had a much higher fever, and she had different symptoms. She lost her sense of taste and smell. She had absolutely no enjoyment of food for almost three weeks.”
They both made a full recovery.