As most of the world right now would know, Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson are in self-isolation after both testing positive for COVID-19.
The couple received the news of their diagnosis while in Queensland, Australia for one of Hanks’ new films with Baz Luhrmann.
While it is believed the couple did not contract the virus in Australia, they are on lockdown until they are well again.
And, as one does when they’re a tourist in Australia, trying Vegemite is a must.
On Sunday, Hanks shared a photo on Twitter of two pieces of toast covered in Vegemite alongside the caption: “Thanks to the Helpers. Let’s take care of ourselves and each other.”
Thanks to the Helpers. Let’s take care of ourselves and each other. Hanx pic.twitter.com/09gCdvzGcO
— Tom Hanks (@tomhanks) March 15, 2020
Any Aussie would know it’s a bit of a rookie movie. You’re supposed to spread lightly and with ample butter. It’s practically a science.
And so, as people do on the internet, Tweets were quick to come in with users absolutely roasting Hanks’ spreading technique.
Tom. What are you doing? No Australian puts that much vegemite on their toast. pic.twitter.com/bq6m6jY73R
— Julie (@J0Marshll) March 15, 2020
Tom: *posts a sweet innocent picture of his very vegemite heavy toast*
— rach ? (@rach__mz) March 15, 2020
okay you need to scrape around 60% of that vegemite off, otherwise it's gonna be nasty and hurt your mouth friend.
— Amy Thunig (@AmyThunig) March 15, 2020
It’s not all bad news, however, with Hanks now dubbed the “unofficial Vegemite ambassador” by Thinkerbell’s Adam Ferrier.
Thinkerbell is Vegemite’s creative agency.
Ferrier told B&T: “Tom has got it right, the more the merrier. We’re honoured to make Tom an unofficial Vegemite ambassador – and whenever people see Tom we hope people around the world are reminded of how much Vegemite to put on their toast – because Vegemite Tastes Like Australia.”
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