Tom Hanks insulted fans after tripping his wife and it sparked an important conversation

“Overturning my wife?!

Throughout his stellar career, Tom Hanks has earned a reputation as one of the nicest guys in Hollywood, with no one really seeming to have a bad word for him.

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He is renowned for his calm and friendly personality and is generally able to maintain his composure even in stressful situations.

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However, everyone has their limits and Tom is his wife, Rita Wilson, to whom he has been married for 34 years and with whom he shares three sons.

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The couple first met on the set of the sitcom bosom buddies in 1981 and have been seriously loved ever since.

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In turn, actress and singer Rita is no doubt used to the fanfare that comes with being out in public with her hubby.

But things were rowdier than usual when she and Tom stepped out in New York on Wednesday.

The couple had dined at a nearby restaurant after attending a screening of their new film, Elvisearlier in the evening.

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However, a swarm of fans and paparazzi had massed outside the restaurant and immediately surrounded them as they exited.

In a video that surfaced online, Tom and Rita were initially typically calm as they walked through crowds desperately trying to get selfies and videos with Tom.

Footage of Tom Hanks last night facing bossy fans 👇 Imagine pissing off Tom f*cking Hanks! I will never forgive myself 😂


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As Tom walked a few steps behind his wife, the night took a turn when some of the fans apparently became too engrossed in the actor to watch where they were going and bumped into each other – tripping Rita up.

Rita could be heard screaming as she lost her footing and turned to face the crowd telling them, “Stop it!”

Tom’s protective side also came out, with the star rushing to check on Rita before scolding fans for their behavior.

Addressing the entire swarm, Tom shouted, “My wife?! Step back! Overthrow my wife?!”

He and Rita then walked to a waiting car, the group muttering their apologies as they processed what had just happened.

Needless to say, the clip went viral online and sparked a major conversation about how celebrities are treated when out in public.

The overwhelming majority supported Tom’s response, blaming the band for not treating the couple like humans.

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“Seeing these people aggravate @tomhanks and his wife in this video really makes me sick. Remember they are not celebrities they are human beings…Respect them. Be nice,” one person tweeted.

Watching these people aggravate @tomhanks and his wife in this video really makes me sick. Remember they are not celebrities, they are human beings…respect them. Be kind.


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“I would probably cry if Tom Hanks yelled at me. Repeating this clip to see who was at fault. You shouldn’t bother celebrities or be so close to them for a non-consensual selfie,” another wrote. another agreed: “If you have Tom Hanks pissed at you. Well, you must be a real asshole. Getting excited to see celebrities is one thing, but invading their space and almost tripping their loved ones is another level of madness!

I would probably cry if Tom Hanks yelled at me. I repeat this clip to see who was at fault. You shouldn’t disturb celebrities or get too close to them for a non-consensual selfie. I was right behind Josh Gad at Disneyland, but he was with his family so I let him. https://t.co/eOPwLH2x1v


Twitter: @JazzyTyfighter

If you have Tom Hanks pissed off at you. Well, you must be a real asshole. Getting excited to see celebrities is one thing, but invading their space and almost tripping their loved ones is another level of madness! 🥴 https://t.co/a9mGouj9oJ


Twitter: @oryzasass

“Tom Hanks was absolutely right. Celebrity or not, everyone is entitled to personal space and when you step out of that space and trip Tom Hanks wife, you deserve to be put in your place and have shame,” added a fourth.

Tom Hanks was completely right. Celebrity or not, everyone is entitled to personal space and when you step outside that space and trip Tom Hanks’ wife, you deserve to be put in your place and be ashamed.


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Others have just been left shaken by Tom’s personality twist, with many admitting they’d be full of ‘shame’ if they were the ones to anger the notoriously friendly star.

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“If Tom Hanks screamed and looked at me like that I think I would feel shame forever,” one person wrote. Another echoed, “Imagine being the person who gets Tom Hanks to that level of anger. I will never go out in public again.

if tom hanks screamed and looked at me like that i think i would feel the shame forever https://t.co/trExAgfRSh


Twitter: @Chinchillazllla

“Imagine Tom Hanks yelling at you. He’s the nicest guy ever. Probably would cry,” someone else tweeted. whole world one of the nicest people on the whole fucking planet How dare someone make his lovely wife feel unsafe and then try to shame her into protecting her .stan this amazing human ALWAYS.

Imagine Tom Hanks yelling at you. He’s the nicest guy ever. I would probably cry 😂 https://t.co/HqZEf4bjsp


Twitter: @Ant_Alexander

Tom Hanks is, in the opinion of the whole world, one of the nicest people on the whole fucking planet. How dare someone make his lovely wife feel unsafe and then try to shame her into protecting her. Stan this amazing human ALWAYS. https://t.co/msWOXtgM6I


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And this social media user summed it up nicely when he tweeted, “Just a public service announcement on behalf of anyone who meets a celebrity in person. Don’t be a jerk or overly aggressive. Be respectful and treat them the way you would like to be treated. Talk to them like you would talk to your parents. @tomhanks deserves the same reverence.

Just a public service announcement on behalf of anyone who meets a celebrity in person. Don’t be a jerk or overly aggressive. Be respectful and treat them the way you would like to be treated. Talk to them like you would talk to your parents. @tomhanks deserves the same reverence


Twitter: @BowserSlayer87

Advice that everyone should probably consider.


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