Kevin Hart this week continued to brush back criticism for his decision to throw his son a “Cowboys and Indians” party on Thanksgiving Day.
Indeed, the decision was problematic because of the actual history of Thanksgiving and the treatment of Native Americans.
And all hell broke loose on social media when his wife, Eniko, posted a picture of guests dressed in Native American costumes. The comedian responded on his SiriusXM Radio show, Straight from the Hart, calling the backlash “dumb sh-t” and said that he doesn’t see anything racially insensitive about it and made an interesting comparison, according to TMZ.
“People said this was a very insensitive thing,” Hart mockingly said on the show. “Keep in mind this is the same day the Cowboys and Redskins played on TV.”
He seemingly ignores the fact that the NFL has fielded complaints about the “Redskins” name for years.
“It just shows how stupid our world has become with its opinions,” he added. He later went on to say that kids played “Cowboys and Indians” when he was growing up, so he disagrees with people who think the outfits perpetuated racial stereotypes.
When one of his co-hosts mentioned a comment that asked “what if someone wanted to have a slaves and slave masters party,” Hart responded indignantly.
“If you don’t think that they played dumb ass games like that in white neighborhoods, you’re a f—ing idiot,” he said. “As a kid, did we play ‘cowboys and Indians’?”
Another host responded: ‘We didn’t play black face, though.” Hart quickly responds “But that’s not a game.”
To Native Americans, dressing in tribal-looking attire isn’t a game either.