Chet faces social media backlash for use of Jamaican flag in new video

Jeniel Lamb

3 years ago

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Chet Hank has released his first song with a music video and it is getting a lot of attention in the social media space.  While they say no publicity is bad publicity, social media users are not pleased with inclusion of parts of the Jamaican culture.

The song is called White Boy Summer and it speaks about Hank having a hyped up  summer, however, it gets somewhat controversial when Hanks is seen draped in a Jamaican flag while he speaks the Jamaican dialect.  

Of course, The Jamaican flag has rules and regulations in regards to how it can be used and so persons have taken issue with his use of the national symbol in this case. One user commented “This is offensive” and another spoke about cultural appropriation.

The new rapper is the son of Tom Hanks the popular actor and was born in California with no actual jamaican links. The White Boy Summer artiste has had few acting roles such as being in Empire, however,acting Jamaican might be his new role. 

The video was released on April 13th and has over 70,000 views so far.