Comedian Kevin Hart decided to use his Sirius XM radio show “Straight from the Hart” to clap back at the the negative feedback he and his wife Eniko received after posting photos on Thanksgiving of their one-year-old’s ‘cowboys and Indians’ party.
Online critics panned their son Kenzo’s “Wild West” themed party as “anti-indigenous” and racially insensitive.
Though the online commentary of the Hart family’s choice of party primarily leaned negative, some fans and supporters deemed the criticism as overblown. Celebrity blogger and dad Perez Hilton chimed in by saying the public should be outraged at bigger issues than a kid’s birthday party.
Hart, who recently starred in the Atlanta-filmed “Night School” alongside Tiffany Haddish, broke his silence Wednesday, dismissing the disparaging feedback during his Sirius XM show.
“Keep in mind the (Dallas) Cowboys and (Washington) Redskins played the same day,” Hart joked. “It shows just how stupid our world is becoming with opinion ... This isn’t a racial slur. This is a game that’s been played for years.”
After his response, some applauded him and expressed that Hart should receive a break. Last year, the Philadelphia-native endured a blackmail and cheating scandal, which some say tarnished his “good guy” image.
Others still consider his dismissal of naysayers as being “tone deaf” to Native American history.