Everyone’s looking forward to the summer this year. A lot of people are going to be vaccinated, COVID cases are expected to be down, and—barring disaster—the world may begin to slowly reopen and allow us to live our lives to the fullest yet again.
But Chet Hanks is here to ruin those expectations.
The oft-forgotten son of Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson has predicted that this summer will be a “white boy summer,” the worst possible play on 2019’s “hot girl summer” courtesy of Meghan Thee Stallion.
If he had declared it a “hot boy summer,” maybe things would have turned out okay. But as The Daily Dot’s Kahron Spearman pointed out, “every summer, fall, winter, and spring has been set aside for white people, whether everyone else likes it or not.”
So people have been quick to jump all over the nonsense Chet is peddling, pushing back at his request for everyone to “vibe with” the idea of a white boy summer and mocking the mere idea of it.
And maybe, in the end, the clever retorts will make it worth dealing with Chet’s attempts to make white boy summer happen—as long as it doesn’t actually work.