Comedian Kevin Hart found himself on the receiving end of plenty of social media arrows after he and his wife, Eniko Parrish, threw a “cowboys and Indians” themed birthday party for their one-year-old son.
The backlash came after several photos were shared on Instagram, featuring their son Kenzo and a few others dressed as cowboys, being well outnumbered by those posing as American Indians.
“Zos cowboys & indians party was nothing but amazing! Thanks to everyone for coming.. we love you guys!” the caption read on one of the photos.
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As for cowboys, they don’t come any cuter than this!
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But in post-Obama America, where political correctness rules the day and cultural appropriation just won’t do, the party was not about to pass muster with the social justice warriors on the left.
One online response stated: “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.”
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
Here’s a few others who took exception to the themed birthday party:
Did Kevin Hart and Eniko really throw their 1-year-old a “Cowboys and Indians” themed birthday party… These celebrities really love their privilege to be socially ignorant.
— Clara Jaide (@clarajaide) November 23, 2018
Kevin Hart’s wife threw a cowboy and Indians party for her son on Thanksgiving 😑 that’s equivalent to dressing up a masters and slaves wtf is wrong with these celebrity wives like do they think before they do anything
— baelani 🤎 (@eelinalauq) November 27, 2018
@enikohart @KevinHart4real Thought it was okay to throw a cowboys and “indians” party. This is offensive and just gross. The amount of people defending this saddens me. #NativeTwitter pic.twitter.com/SHvYjMfANk
— Azelia (@latinanative666) November 25, 2018
Um. Maybe next year he could have a Master Slave Owners and Slaves party? People need to understand the genocide of indigenous people in this country. It was horrific and NOTHING cute about it. Stop perpetuating this as cute. It’s not.
— Sage One (@Sageyhope) November 26, 2018
Not that Hart and his wife didn’t have more than their share of support:
Soooo what ?? If his kids what to play or dress up like cowboys or Indians or whatever who cares !
— Fantasy Flex (@Fantasy_flex) November 26, 2018
Millennials are to sensitive can’t even appreciate a theme party….. ?♂️
— Robert?? (@_Packem_) November 26, 2018
I’m native American and I found no issue whatsoever. Cute party and looked like a great time. Don’t listen to the objectors!!!
— OneDOC MPS (@onedocmps) November 26, 2018
Why. We are way to sensitive. So let’s just stop living. It’s a THEMED party. People get a grip
— Shontell (@lilstep4lyfe) November 26, 2018
The PC police are so quick to be offended and even quicker with the feigned outrage and judgement. You triggered people need to prioritize your outrage and channel it to more important and pressing issues facing this country( eg poverty, crime, drugs, homelessness etc)
— Sean P. Cashen, P.E. (@SeanCashenPE) November 26, 2018
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