By Shawn Rice
Tom Hanks wearing a t-shirt that bearing a number of liberal slogans is a digitally manipulated image. A July 2017 Facebook post being shared on social media is the latest image to digitally add political slogans to the famous actor. For this image, Hanks is seen wearing a t-shirt emblazoned with a series of liberal and environmentalist slogans such: “Science is Real – Black Lives Matter – No Human is Illegal – Love is Love – Women’s Rights Are Human Rights – Kindness is Everything.”
However, this image is digitally altered to make it appear that Hanks is wearing this shirt, according to Snopes. What tips off any social media user that the image is fake, is that the lettering on the t-shirt seen above is completely straight. Considering it is being worn across Hanks’ chest, the lettering should not be that way as folds would certainly appear.
Here are some more examples of people sharing the digitally altered image on social media.
— Ani Shakarishvili,MD (@AniShakari) July 15, 2017
— Samia Qumri (@SamiaQ) July 12, 2017
Found this picture of Tom Hanks. Loved his T-shirt. I want one. pic.twitter.com/UKzVwXfPyC
— Rebecca Mertel (@rmertel) July 8, 2017
Rather, this is the latest in a series of social media posts to falsely present Hanks supporting various slogans using a doctored version of a real photograph. Snopes noted that the original picture was posted by Hanks himself to Facebook and Twitter on June 29, 2015.
In the original photo, Hanks is wearing a United States soccer team jersey to support the women’s national team ahead of their World Cup semi-final match against Germany the following day.
Fake turf or not, I’m full Bosom Buds if coach Ellis needs me. No yellow cards! Hanx pic.twitter.com/4eT5cYzmjD
— Tom Hanks (@tomhanks) June 29, 2015
What was Hanks referencing in the original photo? Hanks was discussing a controversy leading up to the 2015 World Cup, which was being played on artificial turf rather than grass. The artificial turf upset a group of international players who took legal action to prevent this. The players argued that playing on artificial turf is widely considered to increase the risk of injury.
The actor also referred to Bosom Buddies, a 1980s sitcom in which he and Peter Scolari played young men pretending to be women in order to stay in a cheap Manhattan apartment.
Since the posting of the original image, Hanks can be seen in various doctored images trying to show him supporting environmentalist causes, including the April 2017 March for Science.
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