Tom Hanks’ son Chet Hanks aka “Chet Haze,” is defending his use the n-word and according to reactions, he seems to be the only one who feels he has carte blanche.
Chet uploaded a video (now deleted) to Instagram attempting to justify his use of the n-word. Chet says in his description: “Who is to say only black people can use it? The way I see it, it’s a word that unifies the culture of HIP-HOP across ALL RACES, which is actually kind of a beautiful thing. It’s a word that can be used out of camaraderie and love, not just exclusively for black people.”
Again, I did not delete my Instagram… Instagram went ahead and did that for me.
— Chester M. Hanks (@CHETHAZE) June 4, 2015
However, Scrilla King who has collaborated and performed with Chet in the past told TMZ, he recently ended their 6-year friendship, because of Chet’s desire to use the n-word. “It’s disrespectful. He thinks it’s a joke.” Chet, adds, “He wakes up thinking he can be black today and know what we go through. He doesn’t. I wake up black every day, he does not.”
I rather have an honest enemy than a fake friend.
— Scrilla KING (@SCRILLAxKING) June 3, 2015
— Scrilla KING (@SCRILLAxKING) June 4, 2015
Shots fired.. Shots fired!!!