Tom Hanks is back in the spotlight in a big way. Although one could argue that the film legend never left the lime light.
He is featured in Carly Rae Jepson’s new video of all places. The two met at Scooter Braun’s wedding. Braun is Jepson’s manager, and Hanks good friend. When Braun was discussing Carly’s idea for a video, Tom’s reaction was “why not use me?”, the rest as they say is history.
He has also received some undo backlash from the Metropolitan Transportation Authority for allegedly manspreading, which is taking up more than one space on a crowded subway or bus.
The MTA has been working on a campaign against manspreading and when a picture was posted online of Tom comfortably sprawled out in two seats, the internet backlash was instant. However, the picture does not show that the subway was half-empty at the time. Tom Hanks states that he was simply enjoying his subway ride in a roomy car according to Dr Jennifer Walden, and that this is a non-issue. It surely is, however he does make a great scapegoat for the MTA campaign against commuters taking up too much space when the subway is to capacity.
Whether he is dancing on the streets lip-syncing to a music video, or relaxing on the subway the guy is still making waves everywhere he goes.