Djimon Hounsou Says His & Kimora Lee Simmons' Son Kenzo Was Called Racial Slur at Soccer Game
Djimon Hounsou and Kimora Lee Simmons' son Kenzo experienced racism at school, and the dad opened up about having to raise children while guiding them through racism.
While speaking on SiriusXM's "The Clay Cane Show" on March 10, Djimon opened up about the time he went to pick up his son after a soccer game, and his son immediately shared that a teammate of his called him the n-word. His son, only 10 years old, wondered why he had to be called such a derogatory term.
Hounsou previously complained that he doesn't get to see his son as much as he wants to due to his arrangement with ex Kimora Lee Simmons.
RACISM AT AN EARLY AGE
Djimon was shocked when he realized that racism starts at such a young age, and wondered when children like Kenzo get treated like second class citizens. Despite his disappointment, it was a learning experience for his son, and so he decided to react in a way that he wanted his son to copy as well.
"I said, ‘Which kid?’ And the kid was getting in the car and left. I said, ‘Well, don't take that personally. Some people just feel insecure and they just feel like they have to call you some type of derogative [word]."
CUSTODY ISSUES WITH KIMORA
Hounsou previously complained that he doesn't get to see his son as much as he wants to due to his arrangement with ex Kimora Lee Simmons. In fact, at one point, he complained that he spent father's day alone because he didn't get to see his son.
However, despite his claims, Kimora's camp refuted the claim, saying he had every chance to create father's day plans with Kenzo, but he didn't. Lee-Simmons always opens her door to her exes to spend time with their children, and Djimon seems to have been missing out on that opportunity, possibly because of his busy schedule.
The former "Shazam!" star is currently busy promoting his upcoming film, "A Quiet Place Part II," which is set to hit theaters on March 20.