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