You can run, you can hide, but you can NEVER escape the Internet!
It seems like Tom Hanks has got some explaining to do!!!
After The Daily Caller, a D.C. based news site, posted a video from a 2004 St. Matthew's Parish School event he hosted, one horribly offensive thing was brought to attention.
It appears that in the video, next to Hanks, is a fellow parent and investment banker wearing BLACKFACE and dressed in a "tribal" costume!!!!!
Following the video's leak, Tom released a statement saying:
"For many years I emceed the annual fundraising auction for my kids' school. In 2004, I was blindsided when one of the parents got up on the stage in a costume that was hideously offensive then and is hideously offensive now. What is usually a night of food and drink for a good cause was, regrettably, marred by an appalling few moments."
…that's for sure!!
No word yet from the school, who says they do not comment on fundraisers and school events OR Hanks' co-host of the night, the Eagles musician, Glenn Frey.
Unbelievable. There is NO reason why things like this should still be going on or why some people think it's acceptable!!!
[Image via Andres Otero/WENN.]
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