Little People UK were recently contacted with concerns regarding an advert for entertainment at a nightclub, members of the media team discussed this in great detail and responded with the following statement:
‘Little People UK supports everyone, regardless of their profession, and therefore would not comment on any individual. However, we do feel it is important to point out the offensive language used within the ‘job description’; midget is a highly offensive term and is often misused in society today. Little People UK previously issued a statement regarding this, which we use to make people aware of the offensiveness of the term used. We would also like to show our disapproval of the intention to make someone ‘dance on command’, this we feel is humiliating and degrading to anyone and we would question whether this is acceptable at all.’
Everyone within the LPUK Committee and Media team want to ensure everyone with dwarfism feels supported, regardless. We felt it necessary to comment on the terminology used within this article, to prevent the misuse of these words in society. We also sent on our previously issued LPUK ‘Midget’ Press Release to help raise awareness.
Little People UK Committee and Media Team.