Tom Hanks on Donald Trump: 'I'm not offended as a husband or a father. I'm offended as a man'


Everyone loves Tom Hanks. Collar someone in the street, anyone, demanding to know if they love Tom Hanks and watch as their initial fear at being collared dissolves into a broad smile and stand back as they scream "YES!" If you could distill pure hatred as a chemical and grow it in a petri dish, it would still dissipate on contact with Tom Hanks. Which makes his rebuttal to Donald Trump's 'locker room talk' about sexually assaulting women all the more cutting. Everyone loves Tom Hanks, and Tom Hanks hates Donald Trump.

While many other male celebs have couched their outrage to Trump by stating they have mothers, daughters and sisters - as if their proxy to women in their own lives is the thing that makes them empathise - Hanks is unequivocal:

"I’m offended as a man. I’m not offended as a husband or a father, I’m offended as a guy. That’s just not right, I’m sorry. It’s not right at work. It’s not right in the locker room. It’s wrong. Period. The end. That’s all."

Hanks goes on to give a lovely metaphor for this year's US Presidential race: “If you have a horrible painful tooth and you need a root canal, who are you going to go see? A guy who says, ‘Oh, I think i can figure out how to do a root canal for you, lay down.’ Or are you going to see somebody who’s done 6,000 of them, has a degree on the wall and has a great history and expertise when it comes down to it.”

Think it's fairly safe to say ol' Tom is backing (metaphorically) qualified dentist Hillary, and we can add him to the 'Against' section of our exhaustive list of celeb's opinions on Trump.