( 4UMF NEWS ) Tom Hanks Son Defends His Use Of N-Word:
Chet Hanks, son of Tom Hanks, believes he should be able to use the n-word whenever he wants.
The rapper can be heard dropping the racial epithet throughout his music as well as on social media, which he says is okay because it “unifies the culture of hip-hop across all races.”
In a series of Instagram posts, the son of the Oscar Award-winner defends his usage, saying the word can only have a “negative connotation if we so choose.”
“Who is to say only black people can use it,” he ask on an Instagram video of himself.
“It’s a word that can be used out of camaraderie and love, not just exclusively for black people,” he adds “What’s the point in putting all these built up “rules” about it. It’s time to let go. You can hate me or love me for it, but can’t nobody tell me what I can or can’t say.”
Some of the rappers 21.1K followers don’t seem to have the same take on the issue.
“Yikes not a good start to your career,” one Twitters user comments, while another one adds, “You’re in California, so go to Compton and see what kind of response you get.”
The backlash hasn’t seemed to bother Hanks too much, who posted a follow-up Instagram post saying he wouldn’t say the word to someone he didn’t know, although he obviously has no plans to remove it from his vocabulary.
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