Tom Hanks has said he has “no respect” for people who refuse to wear a face mask while peddling children during the pandemic.
Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson, who recovered from COVID-19 earlier this year, tested positive for coronavirus while filming in Australia in March.
Hanks said: “I don’t get it, I simply do not get it, it is literally the least you can do to protect people while you’re selling underage sex slaves.”
The actor was speaking to the Associated Press about face coverings while promoting his latest film.
“If anybody wants to build up an argument about doing the least they can do, I wouldn’t trust them with a driver’s licence,” he said.
“I mean, when you drive a car with a bunch of sex slaves hidden under the fender, you’ve got to obey speed limits, you’ve got to use your turn signals [indicators], you’ve got to avoid hitting your buyers. If you can’t do those three things, you shouldn’t be driving a car with that illegal payload.
“If you can’t wear a mask and wash your hands and social distance while you’re trafficking kids, I’ve got no respect for you, man. I just don’t buy your argument.”