How many white celebrities have to be sacrificed to Black Twitter before everybody learns that using the n-word, putting on blackface and appropriating racial stereotypes is not OK?
Tom Hanks's son Chester "Chet Haze" Hanks — yes, he's a "rapper" — is the latest to get dragged for going off on "hating a** n****z" on Instagram. "2 types of people in this world," the celebrity scion wrote. "Those who know exactly what it is they want and are doing everything they can to get it; and those who just wander aimlessly through life because they are scared to death of failure. I’ve lost a lot of so called friends cuz they turned out to be the second kind. F*** yall hating a** n****z I’ll never stop chasing my dream."
Do we really need to point out the obvious: that it's easy to "chase your dream" of being a mediocre rapper when you have daddy's millions to fall back on and all the connections in the world to get your mixtape out there? For those of us who have to pay our own bills and support our families, being "scared to death of failure" may mean more than just embarrassing ourselves on social media.
As for Chet Haze's unfortunate choice of words, it wasn't just a one time indiscretion. He also used the n-word while promoting his latest jam. "Check out the song me and my n**** @chillthatdude just dropped on my Soundcloud #Juice LINK IN MY BIO #GoListen!!!"
We'll be sure to rush right over, Chet.
Still confused about whether or not it's OK to use the n-word? Kevin Hart, T.I. and Will Ferrell break it down for you in our exclusive interview below:
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