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October 1, 2007

Midget wrestling

About a month ago, the new Della Rose's in Canton celebrated its grand opening with midget wrestling.

Found this clip of the event on YouTube. I love the slow-mo replays with the theme from the Rocky movies playing in the background.

 


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Posted by Sam Sessa at 7:12 AM | | Comments (3)
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I can't believe that the Baltimore sun advocates the constant exploitation of the vertically challenged. Did you know that every ten seconds, a VC person is thrown to the mat for the explicit reason of the enjoyment of others? Every five minutes, someone is renting Under the Rainbow and laughing at the plight of America's thriving VC community? And every year one in ten VCs are cast in non-serious roles in Hollywood, while being turned down by the studios for more seious, leading man and woman parts.
Please stop the exploitation of VC's.
It's Time. Time for a change.
Sincerly,
JM "Lil' Payne" G.

hahahaha! how much funnier can it get? Maybe you guys can get Beetle Juice from the Howard Stern show, or even some of the local homeless bum crack heads and make them go Gladiator style!

This “Political Correctness” nonsense goings way beyond the tactful diminutive or petit*, they are not vertically challenged or midgets, in this case their dwarfs, and it is lamentable the health problems they experience because of their condition. They still shouldn’t be challenged by being discriminated against or exploited.

This “exploitation” is a two-way agreement. They, presumably, were offered then agreed to participate in this promotional opening, so this can’t really be considered exploitation unless they are being paid less than people of normal stature.
There is a history of people, born with an unusual or handicap condition, take these kind of jobs precisely because they paid well and, until conditions on other fronts change, would be most thank if you to keep your political correctness out of their lives.

* The diminutive actor Bill Barty preferred little people.

Billy Barty at Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billy_Barty
Little People of America: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Little_People_of_America
Little People of America (Offical Site): http://www.lpaonline.org/mc/page.do

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