I don’t watch late-night TV talk shows. In fact, I hardly watch network TV, period.
So I wasn’t aware of this so-called “skit” by Tom Hanks that was broadcast on Jimmy Kimmel Live 4 years ago.
It’s a 6½-minute skit called “Toddlers and Tiaras,” in which a child actress pretends to be Hanks’ 6-year-old daughter Sophie, whom Hanks has groomed to be “sexy” since she was 3 months old to compete in the “Sexy Baby – Nevada” beauty pageant.
Note: Hanks has 4 children — 2 sons with his second and current wife Rita Wilson, and a son and a daughter with his first wife whom he divorced in 1987. Tom’s real-life daughter, Elizabeth Hanks, was born in 1982 and will be 32 years old this May.
Hanks looks downright creepy, his eyes pulled tight by plastic surgery.
The skit is presented as a satire of girl beauty pageants — but is it?
A 3-month-old baby is “sexy”? A 6-year-old girl is “sexy”? Only to pedophiles!
Ask yourself: Why would a mega-star like Tom Hanks devote his time and effort to make this long, supposedly-funny (which it isn’t) skit for a late-night talk show?
Or is it an effort to normalize pedophilia?
Watch it, then let’s hear from you!
H/t YouTuber pocketsofthefuture
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Update (May 26, 2016):
In the last week, this post was discovered and passed around on Facebook, evidently by fans of Hanks, many of whom insist that his skit was well-meaning, intended to satirize child beauty pageants and to draw attention to the scourge of pedophilia.
If that was Hanks’ purpose, he really should have looked closer to home — to Hollywood, where child actors/actresses routinely are prey for pedophiles. See the new documentary about Hollywood pedophiles, An Open Secret.