Chet Hanks doubles-down on being anti-Vaxx: ‘I have the right to not get that s–t’

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The stupidest, most ignorant people in the world saw a global pandemic hit and really thought “this is my time to shine!” The sheer number and volume of anti-vaxxers, anti-maskers, anti-sciencers and dumbasses is staggering. I hate them all. I am especially disgusted with Chet Hanks, who went to Northwestern, had every educational opportunity, has every privilege afforded to cis, hetero white men and still behaves like a f–king moron. A few days ago, Chet thought it would be funny to tell people not to get vaccinated because it was just “the motherf–king flu” and sick people should just stay home. Well, Chet saw that everyone was pissed off at him. So he decided to double-down.

Chet Hanks is standing firm on his anti-COVID vaccine stance. The son of Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson doubled down on his rant from earlier in the week, telling viewers on Instagram he has “the right” to express his opinion.

“I’m gonna keep this real simple for you guys, real simple,” he began. “Just like you have the right to be mad at me because I said I’m not getting the vaccine … I have the right to not get that s–t.”

The “White Boy Summer” rapper said he originally “wanted to” but his immune system said “it’s good.”

“OK, it doesn’t need to be tampered with,” he continued. “It said it’s good, okay.”

Chet, 31, pointed out people’s tendencies to flip flop on their beliefs and decisions, joking people wouldn’t use certain shampoos that aren’t “FDA approved.”

“Let’s be real. 99 percent of you motherf–kers wouldn’t use a shampoo that’s not FDA approved, but you’re willing to get some experimental government injection. There’s more evidence of UFOs being real than that vaccine being healthy for you, just saying. Aliens are out there, ready for y’all to come get me, let’s get the f–k out of here! Or do I have to show you my vaccine papers?”

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UFOs are real. So is Covid-19. So is the vaccine. They are all real. We can’t do anything about UFOs but acknowledge them at this point. You know what we can do about Covid? We can get the damn vaccine. Because it’s real and there’s a lot of scientific evidence which tells us that the vaccine is incredibly effective. And masks help mitigate the spread for everyone. Chet Hanks really thinks he’s doing something here. I can only imagine how f–king embarrassed Tom and Rita are right now.

Photos courtesy of Chet’s Instagram.

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  1. Case says:

    I appreciate how many people have come together during this time for the greater good. But I’m sad to say the main takeaway of this hellish group project is that we live among incredibly selfish, ignorant, terrible people. Some of them turned out to be our family and friends. It’s disheartening.

    • Erin says:

      Pretty much all of my in laws are “Christians for Trump” maga, so anti vax/mask. They have all gotten covid of course and because they didn’t die it has only deepened their belief that it’s nothing but the flu and all the conspiracies are true. At this point we can’t ever go back to having a normal relationship with them because they think we are the sheep for getting vaccinated and trying to keep ourselves and other safe. It’s really really sad but I’m not going to ever forget what they have done and said and I won’t be bullied into pretending it never happened or it’s no big deal.

    • AnnaKist says:

      If this plonker wants to be part of the problem rather than part of the solution because it’s his “right”, others are free to exercise their right to free speech to mock and belittle his stupid arse at every opportunity.

  2. Krista says:

    Not American, so correct me if I’m wrong, but does the FDA really ok shampoos in the US?

    Also? He’s not a great reflection on what I thought was two very good people!

    • Bettyrose says:

      I really don’t know and rather than Google it I’m just going to speculate that some government agency does need to approve the safety of the ingredients. I’ve used hippie minimal ingredients for so long to avoid animal testing that I’ve never really thought about how mass market products are approved (most of which I think now don’t do animal testing any more).

      • Ana170 says:

        If they don’t do animal testing anymore, it’s because their ingredients have been proven safe, most likely by another company that did animal testing. The “no animal testing “ label is just a marketing ploy.

        Also vaccines are FDA authorized, meaning they’ve been extensively tested and continue to be tested but haven’t yet finalized the process.

    • Eurydice says:

      Shampoo is a cosmetic and the FDA doesn’t regulate cosmetics. But they do regulate color additives and there are rules about mislabeling and such.

      • sassafras says:

        I think some medicated shampoos for dermatological conditions would have FDA approved ingredients in them, but yeah, other than that… Boy, please. The government is not approving the new soap I put in my hair.

    • Annie says:

      If I was his parents (with a good reputation surrounding this topic) I would be saying how dumb my kid is (in a more diplomatic way) and come out encouraging people to get vaccinated.
      At this point those who spread dangerous views need to have voices that are louder disagree.

    • Emma says:

      The short answer is yes. The FDA has the authority under the law to regulate “cosmetics” (including shampoos) that are on the market. You can see more info for yourself on their website.

      Why the heck this racist, sexist, anti-science jerk apparently thinks that is a bad thing is another question. The whole point is to prevent harm.

  3. Snappyfish says:

    His parents must be so proud

    • Seraphina says:

      Yes, I was thinking the same as I wasted minutes of my life watching that video. Would it be wrong of me to snicker if he gets COVID – asking for a friend.

  4. Eurydice says:

    You know, this guy is obviously a moron, but I wouldn’t bet that going to Northwestern or his other educational opportunities would make him smarter. Because science education is for shit. Everybody keeps talking about STEM, but I mean something more basic – and understanding of what science is, how research is done, what it can and can’t do. Our media doesn’t understand science, our politicians don’t understand science, and our scientists don’t understand how to communicate effectively to an unspecialized world. Rant over.

    • Seraphina says:

      A wise friend told me that education does not always equate to smarter. And it ceases to amaze me that she is so correct.

      • Doodle says:

        OMG yes. A number of my husbands friends were in academia and omg – book smart, life stupid.

      • bettyrose says:

        Education is what you make of it, and let’s face it there’s a difference between going to a school like that and knowing you’ll need a good job to pay off your debt and going to a school like that and not caring. For some people, a degree like that can completely change the circumstances they were born into and even being accepted was a huge accomplishment. But any marginally intelligent kid with enough money for tuition, tutors, and SAT prep can get through prep-school and a top tier college. Cs get degrees.

    • Merricat says:

      You’re right, the media, the politicians, and most of the public don’t understand science, scientific process, scientific theory, scientific research; that’s a big problem for immediate gratification Americans. And scientists often have trouble communicating effectively, in part because the way they use jargon is different–the standards of what makes a scientific theory is different–more rigorous– than the way theories are formed almost anywhere else, for example. I’m pretty sure you already know all this, Eurydice, I’m just reiterating. The fact is, science represents the best of what we know so far. It is constantly changing, because we are constantly adding new information.

      • Eurydice says:

        I often think that so much of what I learned in school has turned out to be wrong – ok, gravity is still gravity, and 2+2 still equals 4, but so much about the physical world, how the body and mind work, etc – and Pluto isn’t a planet.

        A couple of years ago I attended a cross-disciplinary science symposium that focused on what scientists can learn from failure. Talk about “instant gratification” – one grad student got up to say that she’d been working on a project for 18 months and had had no success to show for it. The moderator told her that if this was really bothersome she might think about another profession because all research fails before the day it doesn’t. The keynote speaker was Jill Tarter, who co-founded SETI. She’s had 50 years of failing to find extraterrestrial life, but the research has discovered so many other things.

      • Merricat says:

        I believe very much in the value of failure. The symposium sounds cool.

    • Esmom says:

      I really don’t think the quality Northwestern’s science curriculum is responsible for Chet’s ignorance. His is the kind of stance where even incontrovertible evidence of any kind just doesn’t matter. Nothing does.

  5. Nyro says:

    A lot of people think like him. A lot. The vaccine exists and it’s working and it’s FREE. If these people don’t want to get it, it is what it is. What else can the govt do at this point besides show up at people’s doorstep and force a needle into their arm? It’s every person for themselves now. Just declare covid “over” and let Darwin handle things from here on.

    • Merricat says:

      The problem is these people are clogging up the hospitals and requiring resources that would normally go to other people who need it.

      • Thirtynine says:

        Yeah, that’s the thing. You DO have the right to skip the vaccine, but don’t turn up up at a hospital looking for treatment when you get it, either. Live and die by your beliefs, Chet.

  6. Snuffles says:

    Speaking of UFOs and COVID. I’ve seen a number of hilarious TikToks of people imitating aliens visiting earth and being turned off. One guy was like “I went by earth to abduct a few mutha fuckas and saw everyone wearing masks and coughing every where. Then I heard about some shit called COVID-19 and I just got the fuck up OUTTA there! Guuurl, Erff NASTY!”

  7. GrnieWnie says:

    huh I trust he applies that same discriminating criteria for what he ingests to illegal substances (to say nothing of the factually inaccurate information here).

  8. Murphy says:

    I’ve always wondered if his outbursts and overall un-like-able attitude are because he’s jealous of his brother Colin.

    • Scal says:

      He’s the black sheep for sure. Colin, Elizabeth, Truman all seem pretty cool and chill and then there’s Chet. Seems like he’s got a lot of issues at not being a high flyer like his siblings

      • clarabelle says:

        I think he has a bonafide personality disorder. Narcissism and/or borderline. I know a couple families who have multiple children (adults now) and there is that ONE kid who just is unreachable because they live in a different world. It’s a heartache and often infuriating for parents and siblings.

  9. Seraphina says:

    I don’t understand why this guy thinks his opinion matters.

  10. J ferber says:

    Okay, two things. A very punchable douche face and how in the hell did he end up like this with all the opportunities in the world?

  11. fluffy_bunny says:

    The incubation period for covid is 2 to 14 days so you could have it and not feel sick and be out there spreading it because you have no clue you have it. I was sick over the weekend and in an abundance of caution I got tested and my household went no where while I was sick and waiting for the results. I’ve ordered a decent supply of home tests so that if it happens again we can have an immediate answer.

  12. Brincalhona says:

    When I see photos of certain celebs, without fail, I feel my vagina creating a seal to protect me from the pervading ickiness. Chester is one. Drumpf is another. Who are yours?

  13. K.T says:

    Cold boy fall

  14. L says:

    Amazon came through yet again. I guess someone received the desperate attention they ordered. 🙄 🤷🏽‍♀️

  15. humanhedgehog says:

    Hes dumb as a box of rocks, to the point where he has a rising sun tattoo. The scary thing is he is dense and confident, and has a fame by association that will lead to people believing him.

  16. HeatherC says:

    Sure you have the right not to get the vaccine.

    I as a nurse do not have the right not to treat you for COVID-19 even though you’re a dumbass.

  17. Shannon says:

    I hate to say it, but this kind of willful, hateful ignorance and selfishness makes me think poorly of the people who raised him. Fair or not, this has lowered my opinion of Tom and Rita. Maybe they’re terrible, too, but just have better PR?

    • Ritata says:

      I thought the same thing. I also read Naomi Fry’s piece about WBS and it included a link to a post of Chet doing a faix Patois accent and Rita commenting that it was the best laugh she’s had. Strange thing to cheer him on like that when he’s doing tone deaf shite online.

      Also, when checkimg his some, he comes off like a very immature, spoiled brat not like a father who’s 31. But maybe he has a diagnosis (or maybe he’s not over his drug problem). He bullied Naomi Fry on his ig after her piece about WBS, has several posts where he rides a Harley “back wheel style”, tries to be gangsta etc. Super douchy.

    • Merricat says:

      Lol. Sure, blame the parents for the 31 year old’s behavior.

      • Ritata says:

        Well, Rita Hanks’ stupid, public appreciation of her douchy son’s idiotic faux patois accent is all on her. SMH.

  18. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    Between politics since 2016 and this pandemic, I hate so so many people, and the hate just grows. I don’t like it. I’ll never be the silly, fun and happy woman I was. I’m angry. Mistrustful. Frustrated. Shocked. And hateful. I’ve always been a cynic, but now my cynicism isn’t funny or fiction. It’s the f@cking truth.

  19. Annabel says:

    “Do I have to show you my vaccine papers” isn’t quite the stinging retort that anti-vaxxers think it is. I have an unvaccinated five-year-old at home and it’s obvious at this point that breakthrough infections are actually pretty common with the Delta variant. So yes, Chet, I would like you to be forced to provide proof of vaccination in order to enter a restaurant, a plane, a train, an office building, a store, and anywhere else where you might expose others to Covid.

  20. Jj says:

    I don’t even understand his argument! ‘ Let’s be real. 99 percent of you motherf–kers wouldn’t use a shampoo that’s not FDA approved, but you’re willing to get some experimental government injection.’ Is he implying the vaccine didn’t go through government approvals or something??

    • Mabs A'Mabbin says:

      Like these people care about government approval. Isn’t the government what they rail against in the first place?

      • Remy says:

        They rail against the cdc cause it’s a government agency but then turn around and say they won’t take a vaccine that isn’t fully approved by the FDA, another government agency. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

  21. KAS says:

    I have lurked here for so many years and never commented. Why this knucklehead is the one I’m going for it on is beyond me but…why don’t these bros ever wear shirts?!! Is it some kind of douchebro rule they have to abide by? I’m not counting wife-beaters, those are tricks to make you think they have a shirt on when they in fact do not. Maybe that’s why they don’t wear masks because it clashes with their shirtlessness… *sigh*

    • Welcome! You forgot the INTEGRAL part of the douche uniform, the backwards baseball cap!!! I’m so glad they make themselves spottable and Chet is a walking date rape drug, so I’m not surprised he forced you to comment, lol.

  22. You Know Me says:

    Guess Chester wasn’t loved enough as a child. I don’t understand the blind adoration for both Tom or Rita. My gawd you’d think he cured cancer, fixed global warming and ended poverty.

  23. Ry says:

    I remember his father said something to Kathy Griffin after dealing with a chemically altered person at a party, “Sometimes you just want to drive them there yourself. ”
    I lol’d but I get it.
    I think he’s the kind of dad that just let’s his kids be themselves.
    But…even if it’s not rehab and just vaccines…sometimes you gotta just drive them there Tom lol.