Hollywood legend Tom Hanks has a message for the PC overlords, “Back Off!”
During an interview with the BBC, Hanks is not happy about censors altering classic literature to appease the woke movement.
“I’m of the opinion that we’re all grown-ups here. And we understand the time and the place and when these things were written. And it’s not very hard at all to say: that doesn’t quite fly right now, does it?'” Hanks said. “Let’s have faith in our own sensibilities here, instead of having somebody decide what we may or may not be offended by.
“Let me decide what I am offended by and what I’m not offended by,” he added. “I would be against reading any book from any era that says ‘abridged due to modern sensitivities.'”
The reaction from the actor a result of classical works by Ian Fleming, Roald Dahl, Agatha Christie, and even R.L. Stine being altered so it’s more “sensitive.”
Hanks was conducting the interview as part of a publicity tour for his new novel “The Making of Another Major Motion Picture Masterpiece.”
Hanks was transparent, adding that sometimes on the set of a movie, his behavior wasn’t the best, and used those moments to help write the book.
“Not everybody is at their best every single day on a motion picture set,” the two-time Oscar winner said. “I’ve had tough days trying to be a professional when my life has been falling apart in more ways than one and the requirement for me that day is to be funny, charming, and loving — and it’s the last way I feel.”
The book has received mixed reviews.
But the superstar doesn’t care telling the BBC he’s doesn’t care what the critics think because he is ” stronger when it comes down to really being torn apart.” Hanks believes his book will ultimately “live and die based on its own ability to entertain and enlighten an audience.”