Tom Hanks‘ son Chet Hanks has come out swinging against comedian Eric André, who claimed he was “emotionally disturbed” in a recent interview.
André told Rolling Stone magazine Chet was the worst guest he’d had on his program The Eric André Show since it began in 2012.
In response, Chet, 32, shared a self-recorded rant on his Instagram Stories, claiming the comedian only made the comments because he “outshined” him on his own show.
Watch the clip above.
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Chet claimed that when he was invited to be a guest on André’s show, he acted out simply in order to “match the energy” of the program, which he’d observed in previous episodes.
Chet said he thought the comedian “would get” what he was trying to do – in particular when he decided to ride a dirtbike around the set.
According to André, that isn’t quite how events played out.
The comedian told Rolling Stone Chet “stole” the bike and “almost knocked a bunch of grips and gaffers off their ladders.
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“It was very dangerous,” he added. “He tried to prank us back, but we edited out all his bullshit! He’s not well. How did Colin Hanks come out so good and Chet Hanks come out so bad?”
The latter comment refers to Tom Hanks’ eldest son, Colin, who is 45.
Colin is the son of the Forrest Gump star and his first wife, Samantha Lewes, while Chet is the son of Hanks and his second wife, Rita Wilson.
Chet went on to try to shame André, calling him “soft” and “easily scared”.
In a fiery response, André shared his own thoughts on Chet’s video.
“Guys everything Chet Hanks just said about me is a f—ing bald-faced lie. He’s a f—ing liar and I dare him to take a DNA test and prove that Tom Hanks is his f—ing father.”
He shared another slide with the hashtag “#chethanksbirther”.
Extending the tit-for-tat, Chet has now re-shared the comedian’s post in his Instagram Stories with the caption, “This is the same dude who said that I was ’emotionally disturbed'”.
Neither has posted since.
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