So, this is fun. What started out as a cute (if rather run-of-the-mill) Reddit “ask me anything” sesh with Tom Hanks‘ youngest son Truman Hanks might have just uncovered the amusing posting history of his rapper/fameball/national treasure of an older brother, Chester Hanks, a.k.a. Chet Haze.
It started off innocently enough, with Truman offering up his AMA services and answering questions like “Do you celebrate T. Hanksgiving day?” A user named “chethaze” chimed in with “Love you bro. Surprised to see you on the front page! Congrats.” A wee bit of investigation further, it seemed like it was genuinely him, and also that he hadn’t thought to hide his more embarrassing posts with a throwaway account. “Holy moly, this is actually Chet,” wrote one user. “I just went through his post history, and about 80% are posts on gonewild trying to pick up girls, 15% are cool stories from being around celebrities so often, and 5% are pics of his bongs posted in/r/trees.” Sounds about right!
Chet immediately posted in “AskReddit” asking how to hide his posting history, which only made things look more suspicious. He was eventually successful, but not before sites like Uproxx captured such gems as “That was amazing. I love the anal stuff. Don’t see too much of that around. Would love to check out more” and “I’ll lick it girl.”
Chet Haze has already taken to Twitter to say the account wasn’t real, but let’s think about it for a second. Would someone really spend all that time creating a pitch-perfect imitation of Chet Haze in the hopes that one day the real Truman Hanks would do an AMA so that he could “accidentally” reveal himself and then delete his entire history of meticulously crafted parody posts, just to make it look super sketchy? That seems a bit far fetched. Then again, there are a lot of people out there with a lot of time on their hands, so who knows?