Social justice warriors can "go kick rocks," Chet Hanks said in a recent interview preview with American-Nigerian comedian Ziwe.
Ziwe asked Hanks, son of acclaimed actor Tom Hanks, if he wanted to apologize to any marginalized people groups, such as the patois community — referring to Creole-speaking Jamaican people.
Hanks flatly responded "Nah. I don’t believe I’ve truly done anything offensive."
The clip is a part of a trailer for an upcoming episode of Ziwe’s talk show on Showtime. The episode, titled ''Celebrity Rights Activist,'' will be released Sunday as the second episode in Ziwe’s second season.
In the preview, Ziwe didn’t explicitly explain why she wanted Hanks to apologize. But her comments are likely are a reference to Hanks’ appearance at the 2015 Golden Globes Awards. During his red carpet appearance, Hanks interacted with reporters using a Jamaican accent. Critics later claimed the act had been blatant cultural appropriation.
Hanks told Ziwe his actions were more of a celebration of cultural differences.
Ziwe then suggested he thinks "social justice warriors can like go kick rocks," to which Hanks agreed.
"No comment," she said.
Hanks has been criticized in the past for using racial slang in music he's produced, including use of the "n-word," which many consider highly offensive.
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