Kevin Hart and his wife Eniko recently got dragged over the insensitive portrayal of genocide after planning a “Cowboys and Indians” theme to celebrate their son Kenzo’s first birthday.
After Eniko posted the images to her Instagram on Thanksgiving with family decked out in their gear, and all hell pretty much broke loose.
While many people had nothing for the Harts, several commentators tried to give a short history of why the costumes were a horrible decision and how frustrating it is for someone with Hart’s platform to make such an uneducated faux pas.
Zos cowboys indians party was nothing but amazing! Thanks to everyone for coming.. we love you guys!♥
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A few of his LA TiTis.. ♥
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Hart gave a flippant response to the drama, completely refusing to accept any responsibility over the fact that the imagery was hurtful and offensive to Native Americans (NOT INDIANS!!), a marginalized community.
“Keep in mind, the same day the Cowboys played the Redskins on TV. It’s a very known fact!” Hart said on Wednesday during his SiriusXM radio show, Straight From the Hart. The comedian was referring to the NFL game after the rivals went head to head on Thanksgiving.
He said he had no idea people were stewing until his wife brought some of the comments to his attention.
“The reason why I’m even bringing this dumb s—t up is because it shows just how stupid our world is becoming with opinions,” he continued.
Interestingly enough, the “you guys are too sensitive” trope is the same ideology used by white supremacists when they are called out on their bull. But continue on Kevin.
“People are at a point of an all-time high,” he said. “To throw racial judgment into the development of a 1-year-old’s birthday party where the theme is cowboys and Indians? It’s based around the outfits that are given to the young kids!”
One of Hart’s co-hosts interjected to ask if he would be offended by a slave master and slave themed party to which Kevin pretty much shrugged off.
“If you don’t think there’s neighborhoods where they play that game in certain white neighborhoods, then you’re a fucking idiot,” he responded. “You don’t think they had dumbass games like that? As a kid, do we play cops and robbers? As a kid, did you play cowboys and Indians? When you were a child, if you go to stores, you go to look at paraphernalia. To be a cowboy, you’re buying boots, you’re buying a gun, you’re buying a hat. Some even had a lasso.”
Dear Black people, we are also not allowed to appropriate and prop up outlandish, offensive imagery. Have a nice day!