Tom Hanks’ son is under fire for a “racist font” on some of his merchandise, all while he faces scrutiny for a documented case of domestic violence that took place back in January.
Chet Hanks, the son of the “Castaway” and “Saving Private Ryan” actor, was issued a restraining order earlier this year on behalf of his ex-girlfriend, Kiana Parker.
Parker was recently featured in a video where he was allegedly attacked by Parker in January, resulting in Hanks sustaining a laceration on his head.
The violent encounter allegedly began after Hanks found out Parker was stealing from him and using his credit card to pay her bills.
In the past, Hanks has allegedly committed acts of domestic violence towards Parker, and the two apparently cannot keep from exploding into violent altercations when near each other.
According to TMZ, Hanks has since filed a lawsuit against Parker for the January incident.
This month, Hanks drew controversy for using a Gothic/Germanic font for his merchandise line, dubbed White Boy Summer.
The Guardian reported that many on social media took issue with the font, which apparently conjures up images related to Nazi Germany.
“Hmm unfortunately the merch looks aggressively racist,” wrote one commentator on Twitter.
“When I think of typefaces white people should avoid, anything remotely calligraphic/blackletter looking pops immediately to mind, especially if it’s going to include the word ‘White,’” another user replied.
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