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    Little people call for U.S. to ban 'midget'

    Little people are calling on the Federal Communications Commission to ban the use of the word "midget" on broadcast TV.

    The group Little People of America said today the word is just as offensive as racial slurs.

    The request was prompted by an April episode of NBC's "Celebrity Apprentice" that the group said was demeaning.

    In the episode, contestants created a detergent ad called "Jesse James and the Midgets." The contestants, including Joan Rivers, suggested bathing little people in the detergent and hanging them to dry.

    Calls to the FCC and "Celebrity Apprentice" host Donald Trump were not immediately answered today. NBC Universal representatives didn't immediately respond to e-mail messages, and the telephone rang unanswered at their Los Angeles office.

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    Little People of America, at its annual conference in Brooklyn this week, has called for the Federal Communications Commission to ban the use of the word "midget" on broadcast TV.

    "The word 'midget' objectifies you," said Clinton Brown, 27, of Hicksville, who co-chaired this year's conference at the Brooklyn Bridge Marriott in Downtown Brooklyn. "Growing up as a little person, because you're different, you experience the ups and downs of some cruelties and prejudices. How many times have people I don't know come up to me and wanted to pick me up?"

    Brown said the group filed an official complaint with the FCC.

    In April, Little People of America protested an episode of NBC's "Celebrity Apprentice," in which contestants created a detergent ad called "Jesse James and the Midgets." The contestants, including Joan Rivers, suggested bathing little people in the detergent and hanging them to dry.

    In an open letter to NBC, the group called the episode "demeaning."

    Calls to the FCC and "Celebrity Apprentice" host Donald Trump were not immediately answered Sunday. NBC Universal representatives didn't immediately respond to e-mail messages, and there was no answer at its Los Angeles office.

    Michael Petruzzelli, president of the group's Long Island chapter, said physical accommodations for little people have come a long way, but "we haven't made those social changes to take those offensive words out of our vocabulary."

    Petruzzelli, 45, of Melville, who attended the convention, noted that accommodations for little people - at gas pumps, ATMs and drinking fountains, for instance - are ensured through the Americans with Disabilities Act, and that the Transportation Security Administration now allows little people to pack adaptive devices, such as car pedal extenders, in their carry-on luggage.

    Petruzzelli, whose chapter includes about 400 Long Islanders, said that different groups of people have chosen words to describe themselves, and fought for the eradication of offensive language.

    "It's not acceptable to call people the N-word, just as it's not acceptable to call people the M-word," he said. "The chosen term now is L.P., or little person."
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    Say what you want, but I thought midget bowling was pretty cool...little person bowling just doesn't have the same ring to it.
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    Those people need to grow up!







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    Quote Originally Posted by Bullwinkle View Post
    Those people need to grow up!


    Pretty soon we're not going to be able to say "fat." We won't be able to say black, white, yellow, red or brown. We won't be able to say thin or skinny and basically we won't be able to speak or look at anyone or anything.

    fucking people...god they suck.
    Stay out of it, dude.


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    Quote Originally Posted by VanHalenRules View Post
    Say what you want, but I thought midget bowling was pretty cool...little person bowling just doesn't have the same ring to it.

    Little person porn.... just makes me feel like a pedafile, what about my rights?

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    Over in Britain I watched midgets playing polo on possibly shetland ponies. Whatever they were they were miniature horses. Freaking awesome.

    Here is what I don't understand. Midget, Little Person, Vertically challenged all mean the same thing. You are freaking very small. Before I lost 50lb's, I was considered obese. Maybe now I am just fat. Anyway if a person would call me horizontally gifted, it wouldn't make me feel any better because I know I am fat.

    Fucking midgets. Don't you need to be tossed up against a velcro wall?

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    I beat a midget up once. I'm not proud of it. This makes me feel a little less guilty.
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    so here's a question my buddies and I have tossed around over the years while throwing back a few drinks.

    How many midgets you think you could take in a fight?

    One of two scenarios:

    1. You have a bat, or a crow bar...something you can swing.

    2. completely unarmed.

    The midgets are unarmed.

    How many you think you could take out before they brought you down?
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    I really don't know because unlike seenbad, I never fought one. I am unsure if they have supernatural strength. There are also different sizes. You can have Mini-Me or Wee Man. One Wee Man definitely could be more troublesome than 5 Mini-Me's

    1. Wee Man sized midgets - probably 30 or so. Eventually my arm would get tired and I would be overrun. Mini-Me probably 150 because I would be able to run around them. He uses a rascal

    2. Wee Man sized midgets - probably 5-10. Enough lions can bring down an elephant. Mini-Me, 25- 30.

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    Quote Originally Posted by voivod View Post
    "It's not acceptable to call people the N-word, just as it's not acceptable to call people the M-word," he said. "The chosen term now is L.P., or little person."
    Artie Lange has a great joke about this argument that midget is the same thing to a little person as the N-word in to an African American: Try calling Mike Tyson the N-word and see if his reation is the same one you get when you call a little person a midget.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ziggysmalls View Post
    I really don't know because unlike seenbad, I never fought one.
    If one of the little fuckers cuts you off in a Rolls Royce and flips you a little bird, you will be tempted.
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    Quote Originally Posted by seenbad View Post
    If one of the little fuckers cuts you off in a Rolls Royce and flips you a little bird, you will be tempted.
    That is not right. The only thing a midget did to me was flash me at a bar in Pittsburgh. Forgot the name of the joint but he is an attraction there. He was flashing girls next to me and I turned around.

 

 

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