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Banning "Midget" From TV

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The Little People of America want to ban the use of the word "midget" on television!

The LPA discussed the issue at their annual conference in Brooklyn on Monday, stating that using the term "midget" is discriminatory and filing a complaint with the FCC.

Michael Petruzzelli, the president of LPA's Long Island chapter, is grateful for the government's compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act to accommodate little people, but, he says "we haven't made those social changes to take those offensive words out of our vocabulary."

Most recently, the LPA were angered by the use of the "M-Word" on NBC's Celebrity Apprentice with a challenge in which the contestants produced a laundry soap ad called Jesse James and the Midgets, where suggestions of "bathing little people in the detergent and hanging them to dry" were made.

But the LPA's protest in the form of e-mails and phone calls to the FCC, Donald Trump and NBC were all ignored.

Continued Petruzzelli: "It's not acceptable to call people the N-word, just as it's not acceptable to call people the M-word. The chosen term now is L.P., or little person."

Fight on!

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145 comments to “Banning "Midget" From TV”

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  1. 1

    He we shouldnt be allowed to call Nobama PRESIDENT either, but hey we DO. so what.

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  3. 3

    I think they're getting the short end of the deal…

  4. dudee says – reply to this


    weeks ago sorry about this… when u r reading this dont stop or something bad will happen! my name is summer i am 15 years old i have blonde hair ,many scars no nose or ears.. i am dead. if u dont copy this just like from the ring, copy n post this on 5 more sites.. or.. i will appear one dark quiet night when ur not expecting it by your bed with a knife and kill u. this is no joke something good will happen to u if you post this on 5 more pages

  5. 5

    I am so scared of little people. I know that sounds so prejudice, but I can't help it. They remind me of munchkins from the Wizard of Oz.

  6. 6

    Mario, got any gay midget porn? I bet you do!

  7. 7

    Now we know what Rhianna would look like as a dwarf!

  8. 8

    How about "hobbit"

  9. 9

    Sorry the n word can NEVER be compared to m word. Its is created totally differently. Ridiculous to EVEN try to compare the two.

  10. 10

    bantam, midget, Lilliputian, Tom Thumb, dwarfling, homunculus

  11. 11

    ha ha ha ha

  12. 12

    What do you get when cross a midget and a porn star? A little fucker about this high.

  13. 13

    Re: kissmyassobama – WOW someone's obsessed.

  14. 14

    I love ya Perez, but please don't use the phrase "Fight On" for anything not directly relating to USC.

  15. 15

    I understand that a lot of the argument has to do with language and dialogue perpetuating the stereotypes, and I am not a minority of any kind, physically, sexually, medically, whatever. So maybe I have no place stating my opinion, but aren't we all being a LITTLE OVERSENSITIVE? Over the next 20 years we won't even have language, everything is going to be referred to by the starting letter, like the "N word." They need a book of offensive language so i can keep up.

  16. 16

    Look, a mini-me Rihanna.

  17. 17

    Wha? It is so not the same thing. You choose to be offended by that word, it isn't said derogatively.

  18. 18

    midget midget midget midget midget midget midget midget

  19. 19

    the girl in the front looks like a little rihanna

  20. 20

    Midget, midget, midget. Being fucking deal. I'd be more concerned with other things than what people called me.

  21. 21

    The path this country continues to treck along is rediculous why have we become so politically correct? Everytime you turn around theres someone else bitching about something they dont like and suing over it. Enough is enough…..

  22. 22

    If that's what they want, I'm fine with it. All the people in the photo look like dwarfs and not midgets. There's a difference.

  23. 23

    These fucking midgets must be REALLY bored with their lives…

  24. 24

    Re: Big Black Dick – You're halarious. I laughed my ass off at what you wrote.

  25. 25

    All they have to do is explain how the "M" word is equal to the "N" word. Is there some lengthy history of pain and misfortune attached to to word Midget that I'm unaware of?

  26. 26

    Didn't Perez call those two little people who got murdered "midgets" in a recent post?

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  29. 29

    Re: Big Black Dick – hahahahahahahahaha

  30. meme says – reply to this


    MIDGET, MIDGET MIDGET. Deal with it.

  31. 31

    Re: Ray118 – Exactly… Enough is enough. You shouldn't give so much media power to such stupid and squarely educated morons.

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  33. 33

    Midget is a descriptive word, the n word and f word are slanderous words. Plus, it's fun to say!!

  34. 34

    I never figured out how midget is worse than little person. I'd never want to be called a little person. It sounds so, I don't know… little? Midget sounds more proper to me. Maybe if I was a midget I'd feel differently.

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  36. 36

    i dont really understand why the word midget is offensive. it is not a derogatory word. it is s term for a condition they have. the term little poeple could imply children, or people of little importance. or people with small weiners. but midget means people who are abnormally small, and it is hard to confuse that. we cant use dwarf though, because that would mean the shorter race of hairy people that lived underground in the lord of the rings books. what is the problem with midget?

  37. 37

    "Midget" has been in disfavor for at least the forty years since I worked as a child actress and had a "little person" as my stand-in. It's an inappropriate word to use - why not go with "little person," and leave it at that?

  38. 38

    Mini Ri and one next to her rockin' the Gosslin doo, BBD wants to stack one on top of the other doggy style and see if dick pops out her mouth while fistin' the other, BBD is a kinky mofo!

  39. 39

    Um, I have decided that I dont want to be called a "Blonde" anymore, because I find the term derogitory. I would like to be called Yellow Haired.

    Yes, this makes me feel better about myself… :::Rolls eyes:::

  40. 40

    Meredith Eaton is a hot hot hot little person.

  41. 41

    is that Rhinna in the front? That beat down made her kinda short, hey?

  42. 42

    Rock On!!!

  43. 43

    Yeah yeah and fat people aren't "fat" they're voluptuous.

  44. 44

    Re: Big Black Dick – xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

  45. 45

    Can someone explain to me exactly when Midget became a derogatory word? I mean, I don't think anyone says it mean spiritedly, and I honestly think when someone says midget, all they're referring to is someone with stunted growth.

    It's like the L.P. community just woke up one day and decided that Midget was a derogatory term.

  46. 46

    Re: Melissa is always RIGHT – You git BBD hotter than Geogia asphalt! Now come over here and GIT SOME 'O DAT on old BBD!

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  48. 48

    Re: PerezTheBlogNazi – Really. For hundreds of years, little people were killed at birth (in the 20th Century abortions did the same thing). If they were allowed to live, they were horribly abused and made to perform for the entertainment of others. People always think their tragedies are worse than what other have to deal with.

  49. 49

    fuck off Mario, you can call your midget dick a "little person" but it's still just fucking sad, aint it?

  50. 50

    Re: meme – Fuckhead, fuckhead, fuckhead…. you need to get use to it because you're a loser…..

  51. 51

    im on their side!!!!!!!!! if they have a petition i would totally sign. its totally wrong

  52. 52

    Fucking midgets getting too big for the britches. Maybe Trump didn't hear you because you were talking to his knees. Little people is WAAAAY more offensive…we don't call people "fat people" to their face. How bout just being "people". Tiny, midget "people".

  53. 53

    Re: piazzasbuttplug – Meredith Eaton has the most beautiful face. It is perfection - perfect eyes, nose, mouth, and cheek bones. She even has great hair.

  54. 54

    I'm short and i've been short my whole life and if someone calls me a midget, i don't get offended. its pretty funny actually. if people seriously get offended but that little word then really, what kind of a world do we live in? we can't have jokes and be funny without offending anyone? its stupid, really.

  55. 55

    Re: soam108 – Really. For hundreds of years, little people were killed at birth (in the 20th Century abortions did the same thing). If they were allowed to live, they were horribly abused and made to perform for the entertainment of others. People always think their tragedies are worse than what other have to deal with.

  56. 56

    Can we say "Wee" person Big Brother/Sister/WTFE? Guess Midget Man and Wee Man need new names. lol

  57. 57

    omg the one in the front totally looks like rhianna

  58. 58

    Re: Big Black Dick – Can I drive?

  59. 59

    lol i never realized that saying midgets was so offensive to them LMAO

  60. 60

    Re: Big Black Dick – So nice of you to make us all cum together!

  61. 61

    They choose little people. I choose midget. If they dont like it, they can shove it up their midget asses

  62. 62

    Re: aj - one of the original haters – that was one hell of a long facial, where ya been???

  63. 63

    Midget is a term that is derogatory to people with dwarfism as it refers to a period in time when dwarfs were solely considered as having a life in entertainment…such as the circus, stupid adverts, and elf roles. There was a time when dwarfs weren't considered to be capable of anything more, they were just looked at as funny and cute - all under the word midget. Needless to say times have changed, dwarfs are teachers, accountants, lawyers, etc., the community has progressed why not the label? And for those of you who think America is becoming over sensitive - wait until you have a child with a difference, or until you become the minority…I'm sure you will want to protect their/your integrity then.

  64. 64

    i think that's so stupid.
    who fuckin' cares.

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  66. 66

    They're right,their not midgets,they're DWARFS.
    Midgets are well portioned short people. Not stubby limbed people.

  67. 67

    you cant fucking say anything these days.
    i cant stand it

  68. 68

    Re: ProfTruth – Yeah I said it REALLY. I STILL say you can't compare the word 'midget' to the n word. It's no where near severe.

  69. 69

    one of my friends kat is a midget and she definitely has no issue with the term. she embraces the term. she is unique and one of a kind and doesn't let others ignorance damper her confidence in who she is……..this is retarded. FUCK the FCC.





    P.S. I do agree that people need to show some respect and not demean any person to an extent that would offend any other 'normal' person.

    Get over it. Okay?

  70. 70

    Re: ProfTruth – Oh, my bad I thought you were against what I was sayin. Sorry.

  71. 71

    Sorry. You don't get to choose which words are okay for me to use. I'm the decider. And I decide midget just to spite you. Or short ass fucker. That works too.

  72. 72

    This is ridiculous , pretty soon monogloids wont want to be called retards

  73. 73

    I bet the midgets on Celebrity Apprentice hated being called midgets all the way to the bank.

  74. 74

    m-word? midget midget midget midget midget…..I like the Rihanna midget.

  75. 75

    Omg!! Does anyone else want to adopt midget Rihanna!?

  76. 76

    Banning Freak shows, midget tossing and midget bowling have really hurt the people to libs are trying to protect. the only way for a midget to make money now is to get a show on TLC or do midget porn or wrestling.

    These libs only care about themselves and how they feel , instead of the livelihood of us "midgets"

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  78. 78

    does mini Rhianna have a little umbrella?

  79. 79

    How about the large foreheaded people. Or the disproportionately stumpy limbed, fingered and toed people.
    Or just the creepy people.
    I'm with…. Re: Big Black Dick – ….on this one.

  80. 80

    How about "Who Are These That Wear Their Knees In Parentheses?" people.

  81. 81

    Vertically challenged maybe?

  82. 82

    OMG, I'm so sick to death of people WHINING and COMPLAINING about every last "derogatory" term. Free speech is called free speech for a reason. If anybody wants to call a honky, cracker, white girl, white bitch (I get that a lot), beanpole, or whatever else they want, then please have at it. If you mean it as a rude remark, I'll take it into consideration. If not, I'll think nothing of it. WHATEVER!! If I use a "banned" word, that's my F*CKING decision… enough with the "BOO HOO I don't like that word, I'm offended" rubbish! You're infringing on my rights to speak how I wish and to listen to and watch TV with ALL words in the English language included in the vocabulary.
    You know that (at least in Canada) they bleep the "God" in "goddamn"? I thought "damn" was the curse word.

  83. 83

    Re: brainchild – maxin and relaxin. fuck Perez

  84. 84

    Re: MVPnis – This is ridiculous , pretty soon monogloids wont want to be called retards

    Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!!!

  85. 85

    Does anybody else see the "two in the pink, one in the stink" on the guy on the left?!?

  86. 86

    The blonde midget in the front looks like JULIA STILES!

  87. 87

    Maybe the people in the picture are pissed off because they are NOT midgets. They are in fact dwarves. Midgets are small but equally proportioned, like Tatoo or Mini Me. Dwarves have larger bodies and short arms and legs, like the blonde, small person in the middle of the picture.

  88. 88

    Those are the cutest midgets EVER!

  89. 89

    Is it me or does the little stud on the left look like he's got a big o'l dick . im not sure if its weird or not but i kinda wanna get fucked by the two studs on the end , midget cock is hottt !!!

  90. sm:)e says – reply to this


    midget midget midget midget midget midget midget midget midget midget. MIDGET :)

  91. sm:)e says – reply to this


    is it just me or does one of the midgets(oh my bad, i mean little ppl) look like rihanna.

  92. 92

    I find it offensive too. Im not even a little person.

  93. 93

    Re: Big Black Dick – Funny shit but…
    I think this is a Perez family pic. Fugly Di-a-Ri-Ri in the front and fat little MARIO in the back with the pink (red) hat. Check out the gangsta midget on the left droppin some gangsta sign language. Priceless…

  94. 94

    I have an honest suggestion. How about we put it to a public vote? Except… midgets are only half a man or woman, so they only get half a vote.

  95. xxx says – reply to this


    if all these people gathered together here, who is running the Lollipop Guild?

  96. sm:)e says – reply to this


    Re: Wuffeh

  97. jmf06 says – reply to this


    little person in the white hat's throwing up the shocker

  98. 98

    OMG! Why are Matt Damon, Reese Witherspoon, and Rihana hanging out with midgets?

  99. 99

    Why oh why would they prefer being called "Little People" over Midgets? Don't any of them have kids? Little People are those fat little plastic toys made by Fisher Price!

  100. 100

    Re: sukisuzz – ha ha ha. I came to say liliputian too but you beat me to it LOL. What movie did that come from?

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