Racism: Kevin Hart Defends “Cowboys And Indians” Party
Ace comedian and award-winning actor, Kevin Hart recently came under fire from critics who slammed his decision to throw his son a Cowboys and Indians party on Thanksgiving.
Many believed that the party was racist but he is making his stance clear that he doesn’t see anything racially insensitive about it.
Kevin weighed in on the controversy on his SiriusXM show, Straight from the Hart. He shut down critics who felt the Native American-inspired clothing was culturally inappropriate and offensive.
Kevin says the backlash is “dumb s**t,” because it shows “how stupid our world is becoming with opinions.”
He goes on to defend his decision by saying there was nothing malicious about the theme by pointing out the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys and Washington Redskins played on national TV the same day. According to him, the idea came from movies and games that have been around for years. He says kids played Cowboys and Indians when he was growing up, so he disagrees with people who think the outfits perpetuated racial slurs.
The party controversy started on Thanksgiving, when Kevin’s wife Eniko posted an Instagram picture from Kenzo’s first birthday bash, showing attendees dressed in traditional Native American garb. Many of Kevin and Eniko’s followers called it shameful and ignorant.