Tom Hanks: ‘shame on you’ to those not wearing masks

By tsell on July 1, 2020
Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson
HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA – FEBRUARY 09: (L-R) Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson attend the 92nd Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood and Highland on February 09, 2020 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images)

“Wear a mask, social distance, wash our hands”

By Trent Sell

Tom Hanks echoed the message all medical professionals are telling the United States. “Wear a mask, social distance, wash our hands,” Tom said. It’s the least we can all do.

Tom shames people not wearing masks

Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson have already faced the virus first hand. They both tested positive for the virus back in early March while filming in Australia. They followed the self-isolation protocol and have fully recovered. Currently, both are back in LA practicing social distancing, but Hanks is still very worried about the virus, like most of us.

With a surge of new cases on the rise, it is a critical time for everyone to do their part in stopping the spread of the virus. During a press conference for his upcoming film, Greyhound, he had a simple message for Americans. “There’s really only three things we can do in order to get to tomorrow: Wear a mask, social distance, wash our hands,” Hanks said.

His comments on the issue arose while discussing the thematic similarities between what the characters in the movie face and our current situation fighting this pandemic. His frustration was evident while he followed up with this remark.

“Those things are so simple, so easy, if anybody cannot find it in themselves to practice those three very basic things – I just think shame on you.” – Tom Hanks


Hanks’ new film Greyhound, follows the story of US Navy Capt. Ernest Krause. The action-packed movie tells the story of Krause and his first wartime assignment commanding a destroyer, radio code-named “Greyhound.”

Apple recently acquired the film from Sony last month. Despite the movie’s original release dates being missed because of the COVID-19, Apple’s purchase will make the movie available for streaming. Stream the movie July 10, on Apple TV +.

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