Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson stunned the world when they announced that they had been diagnosed with the coronavirus. Since then, Tom has been doing his best to make sure that we are given the necessary updates. As he doesn’t plan to travel for the foreseeable future, he’s staying in Australia and wanted to eat like an Australian.
The end result? A photo that is getting him roasted (playfully, of course). He posted a snap of himself eating Vegemite toast. Since its the Internet, people just had to point out the sheer amount of Vegemite that he used. In their estimation, he had used far too much. Once the photo was posted on his Twitter account, the tweets came raining down.
Thanks to the Helpers. Let’s take care of ourselves and each other. Hanx pic.twitter.com/09gCdvzGcO
— Tom Hanks (@tomhanks) March 15, 2020
At least he’s got some water to wash it down with. The tiny kangaroo that is holding an Australian flag is a nice touch. His message was a positive one as he wants us all to take care of each other and ourselves in the meantime.
If you are the type of person that does not actually know what Vegemite is, you are probably wondering about the collective reaction to the photo.
Tom, I mean this with all the respect and love in the world, but that is too much Vegemite.
— Matthew Thomason (@ResDolph) March 15, 2020
This spicy brown spread is quite controversial in Australia. It’s polarizing, to be sure. There are those who think that it is one of the greatest condiments in the world and there are those who are absolutely disgusted by it.
The Australians who thought that Tom had placed too much of the spread on his piece of toast were very kind about informing him, though.
Tom. What are you doing? No Australian puts that much vegemite on their toast. pic.twitter.com/bq6m6jY73R
— Julie (@J0Marshll) March 15, 2020
Meanwhile, there were other Australians who let him know that this spread is not even very good. The takes on his toast have us yelling with laughter.
this is the perfect amount of vegemite, anyone who says otherwise is wrong
— laura lux (@DarthLux) March 15, 2020
It’s a much needed moment of levity during a challenging time. We hope that Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson are both able to make a full recovery from their bout with the coronavirus. In the meantime, let these people eat all of the Vegemite that they like. Hopefully, Tom is willing to keep us updated each and every step of the way. We wish him all of the best in his recovery!
Don’t listen to the cowards Tom. Well spread
— The Bell Tower Times (@BellTowerTimes) March 15, 2020