Tom Hanks apologizes in race row issue

Filed in Celebrities, Entertainment, Hollywood by on March 23, 2012 0 Comments

Video footage from 2004 has emerged featuring singer Glenn Frey and actor Tom Hanks participating in a controversial fundraising auction where both engage with a white businessman who is blackface.

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The clip, over two minutes long, shows Hanks and Frey acting as co-MCs and interacting with a man dressed in African garb, carrying a stuffed gorilla and made-up in blackface.

The theme of the auction was dubbed “Castaways”, relating itself to the 2000 film “Cast Away” starring Tom Hanks.

According to several international news sites, Hanks and Frey took part in March 13, 2004 fundraiser at St. Matthews Parish School in Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles where both men had children who went to the school.

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