Kevin Hart And His Wife Ignite Debate Over Their Son’s ‘Offensive’ Birthday Party Theme

Kevin Hart and his wife Eniko Parrish celebrated their son’s first birthday on Thanksgiving—but their choice for the party’s theme has the internet up in arms.

First, here’s a pic Kevin posted on Instagram announcing Kenzo Hart’s big day: 

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My little little man is 1 today people….#Harts #BabyZo

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“Cowboys and Indians” was the birthday theme in question.

Parrish posted multiple pics of the event on Instagram. In addition to a few toddler-sized cowboys, the images show partygoers wearing Indian blankets and sitting next to a teepee with a drum.

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A few of his LA TiTis.. ♥

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Parrish captioned this one: “Zos cowboys & Indians party was nothing but amazing! Thanks to everyone for coming.. we love you guys!” 

Commenters on Twitter and Instagram were quick to call out the couple, accusing them of being culturally insensitive:

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The theme sparked a lot of online debate:


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A number of commenters came to the couple’s defense, basically stating that people are just being too sensitive, though racism against Native Americans is an often overlooked issue:  

These commenters think people are going too far in their criticism, and they are Native American:

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But it was this comment that really cut through it all:

H/T: BuzzFeed, Getty Images, Twitter