Tom Hanks’s son criticized for using ‘racist’ font on merchandise collection

Tom Hanks’s son criticized for using ‘racist’ font on merchandise collection

The Guardian

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Chet Hanks’s merchandise called ‘White Boy Summer’ uses a Gothic-style font that is close to one used by white nationalists

Chet Hanks, son of the Hollywood actor Tom Hanks, has been criticized for using a “racist” font on his new collection of merchandise which is also controversially called White Boy Summer.

His black and white range of clothes, which include hoodies, T-shirts, shorts, tank tops, leggings, caps and bike shorts, has been called out online for its use of a Gothic-style font that is close to the one used by white nationalists. It’s also similar to the Fraktur fonts, which were used in Nazi Germany most prominently on the cover of Hitler’s Mein Kampf book.

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