Not your smartest move ever, E!
Dwarf couple Cara and Gibson Reynolds are suing E! Entertainment and The Soup host Joel McHale for making "scurrilous, false, defamatory, and hurtful comments about them."
The couple tried desperately to have children for years, and they finally had a child who died one day after birth. They never gave up though, and eventually had a healthy baby.
Given their history with trying to have children, it should come as no surprise that they were NOT happy in 2009 when Joel McHale and The Soup featured a spoof-reality-show entitled Fertile Little Tattooed Pageant Parents Who Enjoy Baking, in which they used a photo of the Reynolds couple from AP.
While showing the AP photo on the show, McHale commented on the couple and said they're "happy dwarfs … that can't stop procreating." AND after that, The Soup "allegedly showed a woman purported to be Cara in labor, in the process of giving birth in a bathroom." Yikes!
According to Cara Reynolds, the Soup piece cause her to suffer "depression, insomnia, upset stomach, sleep interference and experiencing feelings of shame and degradation."
Looks like The Soup chose the wrong photo to use in their spoof piece.
Hopefully they're able to work things out and make it right with the Reynolds.
[Image via AP Images.]