Tom Hanks' son Chet defends use of Jamaican accent
Tom Hanks’ son Chet has insisted he does not want to offend anyone when he speaks in a Jamaican accent.
The rapper, 30, has been criticised for speaking in Jamaican Patois in the past.
And in January he was accused of cultural appropriation over a video of him speaking in the accent on the red carpet at the Golden Globes.
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However, according to reports he has now defended himself during a chat on the Clubhouse app, which was shared online by a Twitter user.
Speaking to a group of other people on the audio app, Chet said: “Guys, it’s really as simple as this.
“If I get on a binge where I’m watching a bunch of English gangster movies and I’m going around my day to day just ordering a coffee at Starbucks with my friend and I go (using English accent), ‘Oi, gimme a latte governor’, it’s not coming from a place where I go, ‘I’m going to s*** on these English people’.”
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“I’m not trying to offend anybody,” he added.
Chet – the son of Hollywood star Tom Hanks and actress Rita Wilson – defended himself earlier this year in a video in which he claimed people were “caught up on this idea of theft and stealing”.
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He said: “If a white person gets into hip hop and they start getting braids and gold teeth, some people call that appropriation.
“But if a black person puts on a cowboy hat and gets into country music, there’s nothing wrong with that. Why would anybody have a problem with that?
“If you don’t have a problem with a black person wearing cowboy hats and cowboy boots and loving country music, then why do you have a problem with white people wearing braids and gold teeth and getting into hip-hop music?”
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