Tom Hanks ’ son Chet Hanks has claimed that despite growing up with an Oscar-winning dad, he had no one to turn to and never had a ‘strong male role-model’ in his life.
The 31-year-old dissed his famous dad in a seemingly scathing attack as he opened up about the difficulties of growing up with a Hollywood star as a father.
In his most recent YouTube video, Chet ranted about his upbringing, admitting that he faced prejudice because of who is family were growing up.
“I didn’t have a strong male role model to tell me, ‘Bro, f**k these people. They are just jealous of you,’” Chet said of the disrespect he endured from his peers for his wealth, fame and being perceived as ‘arrogant, entitled and spoiled’.
“You have all these things that they want, so they are trying to f**king throw their shade at you so you can feel s***ty about yourself because they are jealous.’ I needed to hear that,” he continued.
“I didn’t have anyone to tell me that. This is me now telling the younger version of myself what I needed to hear then.”
The rapper went on to insist that people used to ‘make up their minds’ about him before even getting to know him.
“It was extremely hard to break down their walls,” he shared.
“So, I encountered a lot of disdain, a lot of animosity and negativity because everybody was just prepared to hate my guts.”
Chet added that due to his ‘hard exterior’, many of his haters never told him what they think of him face to face, but spoke badly about him behind his back.
“People kinda did f**k with me a lot growing up. It was never to my face,” he recalled.
“It was always behind my back in the forms of gossip and s**t-talking.
“My experience was even more complicated because, on top of fame already being toxic, I wasn’t even famous.
“I was just the son of somebody famous, so I hadn’t even done anything to deserve any sort of recognition, and that created a lot of contempt.”
Sleepless in Seattle star Tom, 65, shares sons Chet and Truman, 26, with his wife, Rita Wilson.
The Hollywood actor is also a proud dad to son Colin, 44, and daughter Elizabeth, 39, who he shares with his late first wife Samantha Lewes.