Tom Hanks sparks vegemite debate

Tom Hanks sparks vegemite debate

By Naveel Krishant
Monday 16/03/2020
[Photo: AI Jazeera]

Tom Hanks, in isolation in Australia after being diagnosed with coronavirus, has kicked off a social media storm over his use of the country's national spread, vegemite.

The actor posted a photo to Twitter and Instagram captioned "Thanks to the Helpers. Let's take care of ourselves and each other."


Tom Hanks has created a social media storm with this photo of thickly-spread vegemite

The picture itself shows a plush kangaroo holding a tiny Australian flag and two slices of toast generously spread with vegemite, with just one bite missing.

Across the two platforms, the post had garnered well over a million likes within 10 hours of being posted, and thousands of comments, almost all of them about the thick coating of yeast-based spread.

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