Throughout an interview on ‘The Clay Cane Present’, the ‘A Quiet Place Half II’ actor recollects the time 10-year-old Kenzo instructed him that he was known as the N-word by a peer after a soccer recreation.
The 55-year-old actor shares Kenzo with ex Kimora Lee Simmons, and recalled an incident the place the kid was known as the N-word by a peer after a soccer recreation.
“I went to pick up my son from a soccer game one time and he says to me some other kid called him the N-word. That’s how early it starts,” he stated on SiriusXM’s “The Clay Cane Show”. “He’s wondering, ‘Why do you have to call me that word?’ I was wondering, ‘When do they start to get treated like a second class citizen?'”
When requested how he dealt with the incident, Hounsou replied that he requested his son to level out the kid, who was already getting in his mother and father’ automobile to go away. He then gave Kenzo some recommendation on cope with such racist language.
“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),'” he stated.