Tom Hanks’ quarantine Vegemite toast sparks social media debate

People on social media are mocking Tom Hanks, who is currently in quarantine after testing positive for COVID-19, for the amount of Vegemite he spreads on his toast.

After testing postive for Coronavirus last week, Tom Hanks and his wife, Rita Wilson, are currently in isolation in Australia. They have remained positive, creating a Spotify playlist called 'Quarentunes' and interacting on social media with fans.

Over the weekend, Tom tweeted a thank you to his Australian helpers along with some very well-slathered Vegemite toast and it did not go down well.


Known for its extreme salty flavour, Australians reprimanded the actor on his choice of Vegemite to butter ratio.

"okay you need to scrape around 60% of that vegemite off, otherwise it's gonna be nasty and hurt your mouth friend, " responded one critic

Another wrote: "Dear Tom, that’s lovely but you spread the vegemite way too thick! The secret to vegemite toast is 1/3 vegemite to 2/3 butter maximum! And add smashed avocado for extra awesomeness"

Some Australians even sent the Forrest Gump star graphics to illustrate the ideal shade of Vegemite toast.

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