“I just got this feeling man that this summer … it’s about to be a white boy summer,” he said. “Take it how you want, I’m not talking about Trump, Nascar-type white. I’m talking about me, (rappers) Jon B. Jack Harlow-type white boys, you know what I mean? Let me know if you guys can vibe with that, and get ready. ‘Cause I am.’”
Hanks later clarified the comments.
“You know what’s not White Boy Summer … is having any ill will or prejudice towards anybody from a different background, race, walk of life than you,” he said.
Days later Hanks revealed he would be launched the ‘Black Queen Summer’ line of his merchandise.
“I want to see some white boys and some black queens wearing each other’s shirts,” he said.
Social media users have also pointed out that the Gothic-style font being used is similar to the font used by white supremacists.
The Guardian reports that the font is also similar to the Fraktur font that, which was commonly used in Nazi Germany and best known for appearing on the cover of Hitler’s Mein Kampf.
hmm unfortunately the merch looks aggressively racist pic.twitter.com/B49bYztQAv
— jos (@josiahhughes) March 30, 2021
CHET HANKS: Gimme it in Aryan.
PRINTER: You mean Arial?
CHET HANKS: No.
— Mike Beauvais (@MikeBeauvais) March 30, 2021