Culture Is Not A Cake Decoration: Was Eniko Hart’s ‘Cowboys And Indians’ Birthday Party Theme For Kenzo Insensitive?

November 25, 2018  |  

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Social media has been extra woke lately and rightfully so, therefore it’s no surprise that when Eniko Hart posted the “Cowboys and Indians” theme of 1-year-old son Kenzo Hart’s birthday party, social media had questions and a history lesson featuring cultural insensitivity as the objective.

It doesn’t help that the party was thrown on Thanksgiving, a day that many are choosing to signify appreciation for friends, family and cornbread rather than the colonization dinner party sponsored by the Pilgrims and Puritans it originally commemorated.

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A few of his LA TiTis.. ♥

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Hart posted pictures of she and spouse comedian Kevin Hart helping Kenzo take some bites of his tepee adorned cake while dressed in the full cowboy uniform of a ten-gallon hat and red bandanna adorning his neck. Other pictures include party attendees dressed in native-inspired shawls. But along with the heart-eyed emojis there was plenty of criticism in the comments section telling the Harts to throw the whole theme in the trash:

While I totally get where the historical and sociological scholars of Twitter are coming from, this is why I believe social media should be spared some of the more private moments and milestones of your life. Twitter will turn your grandmother’s repast into a whole roasting session and the birth of your first born into a political platform. Otherwise, Eniko, just save yourself the trouble next time and head to the PJ Masks section at Party City and call it a day.

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