(CNN) — Chet Hanks is reflecting on growing up the child of famous parents, Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson.
In a video titled “The Truth About Growing Up As A Hanks” posted on the younger Hanks’ YouTube channel, he talked about his upbringing surrounded by wealth and fame.READ MORE: Susan Sarandon Facing Backlash Anti-Cop Twitter Post
“My experience was even more complicated because, on top of fame already being toxic, I wasn’t even famous,” Hanks said.
He was perceived, he said, as “arrogant, entitled and spoiled” by his peers and “didn’t have a strong male role model” to impress upon him that “they are just jealous of you.”
Hanks, 31, and his brother Truman, 26, are the sons of the Oscar-winning actor and Wilson, his wife. The elder Hanks also has a son, Colin Hanks, 44, and a daughter, Elizabeth Hanks, 39, from his previous marriage to Samantha Lewes.READ MORE: Atlanta Journal-Constitution Demands Disclaimer For 'Richard Jewell' Movie
Chet Hanks said he was prejudged by people.
“It was extremely hard to break down their walls,” he shared. “So, I encountered a lot of disdain, a lot of animosity and negativity because everybody was just prepared to hate my guts.”
Last year Hanks ranted against vaccines and masks, despite his parents being among the first high-profile celebrities to go public with their Covid-19 diagnosis.MORE NEWS: The Art of Watching TV
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