Chet Hanks has made headlines once again after he launched a surprising rant against Covid-19 vaccinations, despite his parents Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson famously contracting the virus.
His actor parents were among the first high-profile celebrities to battle Covid when the pandemic took off in March 2020, and the pair were open about their journey to recovery with fans as they encouraged others to be safe.
However, that didn’t stop the pair’s son from publicly denouncing the Covid-19 vaccine as he shared his controversial opinion on social media.
The actor and musician posted a video that initially appeared to show him supporting vaccinations as he stated: ‘I’ve been on the fence about this for awhile, that’s why I never spoke on it.
‘But with the amount of people I know recently that have gotten Covid, and with the numbers rising, I think it’s important for me to say I got the vaccine, I think everybody should.’
Chet continued: ‘It’s really important that we all do this. I suggest to all my followers, you guys, set an appointment and get the vaccine first thing – PSYCH!’
Chet Hanks shares his unexpectedly thoughts about coronavirus vaccinations (Picture: @chethanx/Instagram)
At that point, the 31-year-old revealed he was faking it as he said: B***h! If it ain’t broke don’t fix it! I never had Covid. Y’ain’t sticking me with that motherf**king needle!’
Chet went on to call the virus ‘the motherf**king flu,’ and told his followers to ‘get over it’.
He then told those who are high-risk to ‘stay inside’ as he lamented: ‘Why are we working around ya’ll? If you’re in danger, stay your ass inside. I’m tired of wearing a motherf**king mask.’
His comments came as a surprise for some followers considering both his parents donated their blood antibodies for virus research.
As of April 2021, the couple had not yet been vaccinated against the virus (due to the fact they did not meet the age criteria at the time), however, they both expressed that they intended to get the shot.
More than 175 million doses of the Covid-19 vaccine have been administered across the US.
Health experts around the world have agreed that all three Covid-19 vaccines currently authorized in the US continue to be safe and highly effective at preventing Covid-19 infection.
Minor side effects for the Moderna, Pfizer, and Johnson & Johnson vaccinations, such as headaches and a sore arm, are not uncommon.
Severe side effects, like an allergic reaction, are far less common, occurring around every two to five per million people.
Credit: Original article published here.