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Kevin Hart and Wife Eniko Parrish Criticized For Son’s ‘Offensive’ Cowboys and Indians Themed Birthday

Star comedian Kevin Hart and his model wife Eniko Parrish were hit with social media backlash after sharing pictures of their son’s “offensive” cowboys and Indians themed birthday party.

Parrish, who was celebrating her son Kenzo’s first birthday, posted several photos from the night of celebration on her Instagram page, writing in one caption, “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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Zos cowboys & indians party was nothing but amazing! Thanks to everyone for coming.. we love you guys! ♥

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Critics began attacking the posts for being culturally insensitive soon after it was shared.

“This party theme makes me sad.. Maybe you didn’t realize it’s offensive, but it really, really is,” wrote one commenter on Parrish’s photo of her and friends gathered in Native-American tribal apparel.

Another poster claimed intersectional friendly fire: “Imagine being so woefully out of touch, that one marginalized group appropriates another…”

In response to those defending the photo by saying injustices dealt to Native-Americans happened long ago — or, “Oh so sorry I didn’t realize you were personally affected by things that happen [sic] over a 100 years ago,” as one person wrote — another Instagram user said, “Trump literally just revoked a treaty and is taking land from a tribe- like right now. A simple google search will show you all the horrors that natives are literally still going through.”

Additionally, numerous Twitter users used the site to condemn the celebrities’ party

It appears that Hart and Parrish have yet to respond to their critics.

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