There have been mixed reactions and even comparisons to other players on social media as fans and netizens have spoken out on the matter.
Hours after Tom Hanks yelled at a group of fans to “fuck off” his wife Rita Wilson after she was almost knocked out, social media was still buzzing with video of the incident going viral. There have been mixed reactions and even comparisons to other players on social media as fans and netizens have spoken out on the matter. The incident happened Wednesday night when the two were spotted out after dinner in New York City.
According to a Fox report, Hanks followed his wife out of the restaurant with a few security guards, but a group quickly surrounded the duo, and in one of the moments, Rita nearly lost her balance, which resulted in Hanks yelling at the group. Reactions to the incident were mixed. Please note that MEAWW cannot independently verify or endorse the claims made on the web.
“@tomhanks seems like such tights. You and your wife wanted to be celebrities. Deal with it,” read one of the tweets. “Good for Tom Hanks for standing up for his wife, but why do I feel like I have to apologize after seeing Tom Hanks scream?
“The fans were pretty rowdy. I mean, it’s nice to have fans, but PLEASE, guys, be polite and respectful for heaven’s sake. Being that crazy can really cause an accident and worse. As a fan myself, I apologize for what happened @tomhanks
@RitaWilson,” said one comment. “The guy was trying to get an autograph from one of the most famous people in the world. lol Tom Hanks just stared straight ahead and still let the guy run right into his wife, which Hanks wasn’t aware of from around his own wife, why would that be a random guy?” one fan remarked.
“Someone who taps in my wife gets these hands. But I have the luxury of not being followed by cameras and breaking culture everywhere I go. Tom’s reaction was justified and measured. Still the Tom Hanks we know and love,” one fan offered support. It was even compared to Will Smith’s Oscars incident, where he slapped host Chris Rock after his comment on Jada Pinkett Smith.
“Oh sure, Will Smith is defending his wife and he’s an outcast. Tom Hanks does, and we love him for it. That’s really thought provoking,” one fan remarked. “My god it was an accident. It’s not like it was done on purpose,” noted one of the fans. “I’m definitely not a fan of his, but I understand why he would upset people for having no respect for other people’s spaces, regardless of whether it’s his wife or someone else,” read one of the tweets.