Tom Hanks Appeals to Americans: Wear a Mask

Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson
Actor Tom Hanks lashes out at Americans who are too stubborn to wear a mask, wash their hands, or practice social distancing.

Actor Tom Hanks is all riled up against Americans who refuse to wear face masks amid the rising cases of coronavirus infection.

The Forrest Gump actor said he has “no respect” for people who can’t even follow simple rules. 

“I don’t get it. I simply do not get it. It is literally the least you can do. If anybody wants to build up an argument about doing the least you can do, I wouldn’t trust them with a driver’s license. I mean when you drive a car you have to obey speed limits, you got to use your turn signals, you have to avoid hitting pedestrians,” Hanks said. 

“If you can’t wear a mask and wash your hands and social distance, I got no respect for you, man. I don’t buy your argument,” Hanks quipped.

The actor, who survived being infected with coronavirus with his wife, Rita, reminded people that wearing a mask is simple and easy. 

“If anybody cannot find it in themselves to practice those three very basic things – I just think shame on you,” Hanks ranted.

Tom and Rita were diagnosed with coronavirus in March while filming in Australia. The Academy Award-winning actor said he and his wife experienced different symptoms. Fortunately, they got better after just a couple of weeks. 

With close to three million Americans infected with coronavirus and over 130,000 deaths, Hanks is appealing for everyone to do their part.