Chet Hanks tells Adele to ‘slide in his DMs’ after Jamaican bikini photo

It was only a matter of time before Chet Hanks reacted to Adele’s saucy Jamaican bikini photo and, well, he’s delivered. 

Adele, 32, has caused quite a stir with an Instagram photo of her rocking Bantu knots and a bikini with the Jamaican flag in celebration of London’s Notting Hill Carnival which was cancelled this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

While fans think the Rolling In The Deep singer looks fire, others have accused the star of cultural appropriation. 

But Chet, whose father is Hollywood icon Tom Hanks, clearly has nothing but praise for Adele’s latest snap and caught wind of the memes floating on social media of him and the pop star as a Jamaican culture-loving couple. 

In an Instagram video, Chet blasts Adele’s song Set Fire To The Rain in his car and says in Patois: ‘Adele, Adele, Adele! You know me say ah pree you from long time, but after me see yah picture wah deh, it sweet me. 

‘Me nah tell no lie my girl, hairstyle fit ya. Big up yourself and uh, hit me in my DMs.’ 

He then appealed to The Shade Room for help in reaching the superstar and added in the caption: ‘@theshaderoom PLEASE SOMEONE TELL ADELE HIT MY LINE ASAP !!!!!!!!!!!! I NEED TO TALK TO HER ABOUT SOMETHING 🇯🇲🇯🇲🇯🇲🇯🇲🇯🇲🇯🇲🇯🇲🇯🇲🇯🇲🇯🇲🇯🇲🇯🇲.’ 

Chet, 30, has himself been subjected to claims of cultural appropriation after adopting a Jamaican accent and speaking in Patois for several years. 

In February, the father-of-one addressed the backlash and after initially denying the cultural appropriation claims, stated he ‘realised his white privilege’. 

He explained to his followers: ‘This has been an intense period of selfie reflection and it’s been an enlightening period for me. 

‘It’s pretty crazy how I went from being the guy that’s invited to the cookout, to now being the poster child for white privilege.’

Justifying his Jamaican accent, Chet later explained: ‘It’s my only liberation from the constant activity of my mental. I am who I am.

‘I realise that although it may be easy for me to feel like I can be free to be who I am if I so choose to, I realise that people of colour might not feel that they have that same freedom because they are worried that in them just being the most honest and real versions of themselves that they will have to deal with real consequences from it because we still do live in a society that has systemic racism and oppression.’ 

He added: ‘So, although I feel that as a white guy living in America that I have the freedom to just be the most real version of myself, that many people of colour do not feel like they have that freedom.’ 

Adele has been supported by a number of celebrities amid the backlash with stars like Naomi Campbell, Alexandra Burke and Labour MP David Lammy speaking out in her defence. 

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