Actor Kevin Hart Defends Son's 'Cowboys & Indians' Party After Liberal Backlash
Socials media users suffered meltdown over Hollywood A-lister son's birthday party
Hollywood actor-comedian Kevin Hart has been forced to defend his son's birthday after images of the Cowboys & Indians-themed bash caused a collective liberal meltdown on social media.
In a new interview, the "Night School" star describes the controversy as “dumb sh*t.”
When Hart's wife Eniko uploaded a photo of the child's party guests to Instagram, the comments lit up with users bashing the family for causing "offense" by "appropriating Native American culture."
While one user humorously commented, "Cool, an Elizabeth Warren party,” the image largely provoked a backlash, with one Instagrammer comparing the kids' party to "having slaves."
TMZ reports that on his SiriusXM radio show “Straight from the Hart,” Kevin Hart described hearing about the backlash to his children’s party theme from his wife Eniko, and mocked how some people said it was “insensitive.”
The critics accused him and his wife of offending Native Americans by appropriating their culture, with one commenter saying, “Imagine being so woefully out of touch, that one marginalized group appropriates another…”
The Jumanji actor said, “The reason why I’m even bringing this dumb shit up is because it shows just how stupid our world is becoming with opinions.
"People are at a point of an all-time high, to throw racial judgment into the development of a 1-year-old’s birthday party where the theme is Cowboys and Indians, and it’s based around the outfits that are given to these young kids.”
Throwin a "Cowboys & Indians" birthday party on "Thanksgiving" celebrates genocide, white supremacy, & slavery. R those the things u @KevinHart4real & @enikohart represent & are teaching to your child? Would it be ok to throw a Master & slave birthday party? nope #nativetwitter pic.twitter.com/AnrZNUn3jn— Mari posa (@solomamihood) November 25, 2018
The 39-year-old also said that the party “isn’t something that was just started.”
“This isn’t a racial slur that people are doing and being malicious with,” he said.
"This is a game that’s been played for years."
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