Tom Hanks Slams "Hideously Offensive" Blackface Costume Guy at School Fundraiser

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Tom Hanks is speaking out after The Daily Caller, a conservative-leaning news site, posted a video featuring the actor and the Eagles' Glenn Frey emceeing an event at the private St. Matthew's Parish School in Pacific Palisades in 2004.

Why did this come up? A guy wearing blackface in the video.

The ostensibly shocking footage shows a fellow parent at the school dressed in what apparently was his interpretation of an African tribal costume:

Hanks responded to the blackface video in a statement today:

"For years I emceed the annual fundraising auction for my kids' school. Back in '04, I was blindsided when one of the parents got up on the stage in a costume that was hideously offensive then and is hideously offensive now."

"What is usually a night of food and drink for a good cause was, regrettably, marred by an appalling few moments."

Hanks and Rita Wilson's youngest son, Truman, is 16, and has since left St. Matthew's, which only runs until eighth grade. The school had no comment.

"It is St. Matthew's Parish School's policy not to comment on any press inquiries regarding fundraisers or other school events," a rep for the school said.

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@ John Ha! Yeah. Right. Keep tellin' yourself that! Again....what arrogance on your part!

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All of the vapid, narrow minded comments coming out of Texas do nothing but confirm my observations and opinions.

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@ John--I can't believe a college-educated person would make such a broad sweeping statement about folks from one state, especially such a big one! Exaggeration is a tool often used by those desperate to make a point. Trouble is...you still haven't convincingly made it. Gosh! So glad to hear you're a part of that very small, select group in Texas who can think, read, and evaluate! Ha! What arrogance! Thousands upon thousands of Texans are all that you describe yourself to be...AND MORE! Bite me...y'all!

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Rick Perry? Well one things for sure he is no Arnold S. from California! How bout it John?

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AS AN OVERRATED ACTOR, I THOUGHT TOM HANKS DRESSING AS A WOMAN, IN THE SHOW "BOSOM BUDDIES" WAS OFFENSIVE TO NORMAL PEOPLE.

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@ John- I can't tell you how happy I am that your ignorant ass is out of Texas. You sound like a Liberal Bitch that could not fit in- in the Lone Star! Then again maybe the reason your ignorant ass left is because someone caught on to your Bullshit. Tell me John- how much for your Soul?

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The ignorance of people in Texas is truly astounding. The bubble that they live in is obviously impenetrable for most of them. Of course, who could possibly have second thoughts about a population that continues to elect morons like Rick Perry?! By the way, I was born and graduated from college in Texas so please don't judge the small portion of us that can actually think, read, and evaluate.

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How do you know he didn't decry this act when it first happened in 2004? Why do we always have to think negativly about stories we don't get the whole story on.

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Tawana Obama has given you people a " Life Lesson" for free! You should thank her! What she is saying- no matter what your intentions are- You are White and you are to Blame! No Guilt- Remorse- Apologizes will never be nothing more than a waste of words to the Black Population! Thank you Tawana- for telling people what I already knew!

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Another Liberal whose Movies I will never watch again!

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