Academy Award winning actor Tom Hanks has become a target for conservative ire thanks to his liberal politics and participation in President Obama’s re-election video, The Road We’ve Traveled. Daily Caller, a conservative website, has unearthed a 2004 video featuring Hanks and Eagles bandmember Glenn Frey at a fundraiser where someone appears in blackface. They claim the video proves Hanks is racially insensitive. Huffington Post reports:
Tom Hanks is facing criticism over a 2004 video, which conservatives are calling racist and hypocritical.
The clip, unearthed by the Daily Caller, features the Oscar winner and Eagles rocker Glenn Frey at a fundraiser for St. Matthew’s Parish School. During the event, they poke fun at right wingers for being culturally insensitive, while — ironically — investment banker James Montgomery roamed around the stage dressed in blackface.
“Ladies and gentlemen, this is as close to diversity as we’ll get at St. Matthew’s,” said Frey.
“A celebrity in our midst. Who would have though that Bill O’Reilly would join us?” joked Hanks.
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