I always thought that “little person” was the slur since it is insinuating that they’re barely a person and midget was the technical term. But what do I know?
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.
I’d be less concerned with the word and more concerned that they’re using little people as laundry. But alas, what do I know? (Very little. I’m not even sure what category to put this under. Racism? How To? Bacon???)