Tom Hanks Says: Wear Your Mask!
Tom Hanks. The voice of Woody in Toy Story. The 21st Century’s version of Jimmy Stewart. Well, ol’ Tom was channeling fiery Jefferson Smith (Stewart’s character in Mr. Smith Goes to Washington fame) today.
Instead of his usual “aw shucks” interview, the Associated Press caught a very real rant from Hanks, who gave non-mask wearing folks “what for.”
Tom Talks Masks
“I don’t get it,” said Hanks, a COVID-19 survivor. “I simply do not get it.
“It is, literally, the least you can do.”
This morning, Governor Cuomo of New York held up a facemask and asked how the item became a political statement.
Hanks used an analogy to say, well; pretty much the same thing as NY’s GOV.
“If anybody wants to build up an argument about doing ‘the least they can do’ I wouldn’t trust them with a driver’s license,” he added.
Three Things to Do
Hanks drew out the analogy, deftly.
“When you drive a car, you have to obey the speed limits,” he continued. “You use your turn signals, you’ve got to avoid hitting pedestrians.
“If you can’t do those three things, then I get it, you shouldn’t be driving a car.
“If you can’t wash your hands, wear a mask, and social distance, I don’t understand,” he said, before concluding: “I got no respect for you, man. I don’t buy your argument.”
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— AP Entertainment (@APEntertainment) July 6, 2020
Hanks Doubles Down
Earlier this month, while promoting his new film Greyhound, Hanks described his COVID-19 symptoms [crippling body aches, I was very fatigued all the time and I couldn’t concentrate on anything for more than about 12 minutes], and told The Guardian:
“There’s really only three things everyone needs to do: wear a mask, social distance, wash your hands. I know societally it’s been politicized, but I don’t get it, man. I don’t understand how anyone can put their foot down and say: ‘I don’t have to do my part.’”
Well said, Mr. Hanks.