Kevin Hart on Wednesday defended his son’s cowboys and Indians-themed social gathering after the comic and his spouse acquired backlash for the 1-year-old’s birthday celebration that some deemed offensive.
Hart addressed the controversy on his SiriusXM present “Straight from The Hart” to close down critics who mentioned the birthday bash for his son Kenzo was culturally insensitive.
“The explanation why I’m even bringing this dumb s— up is as a result of it reveals simply how silly our world is turning into with opinions. Individuals are at a degree of an all-time excessive,” Hart mentioned on Wednesday. “To throw racial judgment into the event of a 1-year-old’s party the place the theme is cowboys and Indians and it’s primarily based on the outfits which are given to those younger youngsters.”
KEVIN HART, ENIKO PARRISH SLAMMED FOR SON’S ‘COWBOYS AND INDIANS’-THEMED BIRTHDAY PARTY
Hart mentioned the theme was not executed in a malicious approach, however was concocted primarily based on the flicks and video games which have been round for a few years.
“In order a child, whenever you performed these video games, it was primarily based off of the premise from a hypothetical place that was put into notion for films,” the comic mentioned. “So what I’m saying – this isn’t one thing that was simply began. This isn’t a racial slur that individuals are doing and being malicious with. This can be a sport that’s been performed for years.”
Hart mentioned he remembers as a toddler enjoying these video games.
The controversy started final week after Hart’s spouse Eniko Parrish posted a number of photographs from the birthday bash. A bunch shot confirmed the 1-year-old boy and different youngsters dressed as cowboys, whereas others donned Native American-inspired blankets and outfits.
Many social media customers, nonetheless, weren’t followers of the themed social gathering.
“As fellow aboriginal individuals, y’all ought to know why this ‘theme’ is improper on so many ranges. Sickening,” one individual wrote in a remark, whereas one other individual advised the couple to “study historical past.”
“As an individual of shade you SHOULD know higher, than once more, I dont see you standing up for nothing however laughs,” a follower commented.