Tom Hanks was traded to the Black delegation long ago, and a new photo only confirms the smartness of the decision. A black and white photo of the movie star rocking a beard was all that was needed to get Black Twitter theorizing if Hanks has any Black ancestors and to send warning signals out to Aunties everywhere.
For those that know, Hanks’ cookout credentials have long been validated. Recently, the homie Blogxilla got Hanks to discuss bid whisk (a version of Spades) and it only cemented that actor’s legend in the culture. He was also born in the Bay Area and his mother of Portuguese descent (and never forget Black Jeopardy on SNL).
Said credentials don’t make him Black per se, but thanks to the photo—from a Hollywood Reporter roundtable story—and because there is nothing wrong with having a little fun, Black Tom Hanks is currently creeping all over timelines and group chats.
Peep some of the more hilarious reactions below.
Thomas Ladarius Hanks coming for y’all necks!!! pic.twitter.com/bCliv0S2MX— M’BlockU (@rodimusprime) December 5, 2019
Hope you found the Mr. Rogers movie satisfying and uplifting. Also, Tom Hanks stole your girl. pic.twitter.com/x8BvFKkBHN— William K. Wolfrum (@Wolfrum) December 5, 2019
When Tom Hanks pledge Kappa? pic.twitter.com/knDoT0Ql9n— Joe Briggs, Esq. (@JoeBriggsEsq) December 6, 2019
Jeff Goldblum is canceled. Tom Hanks is your new older man crush https://t.co/0dVPi7PZAq— Louisa 🌈👭 (@LouisatheLast) December 5, 2019
Tom Hanks serving D-A-D-D-Y DADDY is the end of decade revolution I didn’t know I needed.— Cuntress Vaughn (@TheEarlDenden) December 6, 2019
Why Tom Hanks looking like I should give him some coochie? 🧐🤔 pic.twitter.com/NU0Qqkun6z— DeeAsia Ali (@BrainsNBuns) December 5, 2019
8. Can’t please everybody.
i let twitter convince me of a lot. but y’all will NOT try and sell tom hanks being fine. fuck outta here— then wherever you go, fuck outta there too( . ) pic.twitter.com/Hr9lqwxIfy— 😞 (@_mealy) December 6, 2019
That’s Tom Hanks?!?! Lookin a little Zaddy around the facial region.... 👀 https://t.co/d1d29Sw12r— April (@ReignOfApril) December 5, 2019
I love how a single beard on Tom Hanks has made him a trending topic among Black folk. He got all the group chats on fire on today.— Cheez-It Christ (@NicoleSymmonds) December 5, 2019
99 percent sure Tom Hanks has a grandpa named Cepheus. pic.twitter.com/mCqGm1g1Le— Holly Berries (@unicorninkk) December 5, 2019
Y'all remember when someone on here said that Tom Hanks got some Black in his family...I'm starting to believe it. pic.twitter.com/Q86lvI9pKx— Neysha (@NeyshaPlays) December 5, 2019
I missed the part where Tom Hanks' face begged to be sat on https://t.co/o8FOaKftii— Ella Hatun (@EllaBellaBleu) December 5, 2019