Important announcement

March 11, 2010


This message is addressed to the people who commented on Mr Hanks's words on Morning Joe and from the Time article in the last update (although I'm almost certain they won't come back…), as well as to those who may intend to do the same.

This website is dedicated to an actor's work. You don't need to agree with someone's political point of view to like what he does as an actor. You're going to say 'This is more than just political opinion', and you're right. However I do not support nor condemn his comment and here's why.
I'm French and all we learnt about the Pacific theater during World War II in High School was that the Japanese had attacked Pearl Harbor which marked the beginning of the United States's involvement in this War. Then we learnt that a few years later the United States dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima (they barely mentioned the second bomb). Period.
We were also told that the Japanese were called (literally translated) the ''yellow or slant-eyed men" and that in a sense we feared them because they were kamikazes and could do horrifying things. That's it.
I've never been taught anything else about the war in the Pacific. Therefore I'm sorry to say that I'm not educated enough on this period of History to judge his words.

Now I'm pretty sure (and I can see it for some of the comments) that you just looked for the first website about Mr Hanks in order to post your comment.
You're entirely free to express your opinion. But this is not the place to do so, especially if you expect him to read what you have to say. Go to his Twitter, his Myspace or send him a registered mail if you wish but there are very slim chances that he ever comes across your messages if you write them here.

Comments
Comments

1
skip kneuer, March 11, 2010

let him address his comments. go on fox, the show he criticizes.he has shown his true colors. he is a fraud, like so many other hollywood phonies.enough said.


2
Sam, March 11, 2010

Amen to that! I am really sick of hearing about his quote (which I think was actually from the TIME magazine article, not The Colbert Report). Though I do not agree with what he said, I think it was blown way out of proportion and was probably intended to mean something different than what everyone thinks.

If people choose to dislike him over this tiny little thing, that's their loss. For me, it has not affected my opinion of him in the least, and I will continue to watch his movies and stalk his TV appearances (lol) and love him as always. I think he has done a lot of good with his war movies and series and this should not change that.


3
Veronica, March 11, 2010

Leave Mr Hanks Alone!!!


4
darrell, March 11, 2010

MR HANKS SHOULD STICK TO WHAT HE IS GOOD AT ACTING! YOU OPEN YOUR MOUTH AND SHOW THE WORLD THAT YOU DONT HAVE A CLUE,THEN DONT CRY WHEN YOUR TAKEN TO TASK FOR IT!!!!


5
J Kirk, March 11, 2010

Tom, Tom, Tom, I love your work but you obviously do not understand the depth of the human soul and sprit. Your comments are offensive. You are better than that.


6
John Lucking, March 11, 2010

What the hell qualifies Tom Hanks to say anything about history? His degree from Cal State Sacramento in drama? Tom - you just managed to make yourself look like a complete left wing Hollywood putz. Suggest you use your head and consult with others more knowledgeable before you start revealing your deepest thoughts.


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John Musser, March 12, 2010

Dear Tom...I think you are a great actor, but now that you have opened up your idiot mouth about WWII, where my father fought at the Battle of the Bulge, I will no longer look at anything you are a part of, you have joined the Dixie Chicks, Sean Penn, Bill Maher, and the rest of the communist left. Have fun in oblivion...