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'Half Pint' Brawler: I'm A Midget, Get Over It

6/12/2010 4:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

A wee wrestler on Spike TV's "Half Pint Brawlers" thinks the whole stink by a civil rights organization over the word "midget" is a little ridiculous.

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The Little People of America issued a statement, criticizing the show for using the M-bomb because it reinforces "archaic, objectifying and stigmatizing stereotypes.".

Turtle (above) -- tells TMZ, "I do not find the word 'midget' to be disrespectful at all ... I am not trying to push it on other people to use the term to describe themselves, but midget is just another word for little."

The "Jersey Shore" cast got similar flack for their use of the word "guido" -- and last we checked, they didn't give a crap either.


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Trish    

Little people stand a lot taller than most! There are some tall people that are shorter than a freshly squeezed turd on the grass. Pick up after your pups!

1510 days ago
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Rhyan W    

The Little People of America need to STFU. The halfpint Brawlers can call themselves anything they want. This politically correct BS has got to go. Turtle is awesome.

1510 days ago
3.

dd    

I think I like him.

1510 days ago
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celticskunk    

The only thing big on a fidget is their mouth

1510 days ago
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justsaying    

FINALLY!!! Someone stand up and say "screw this political correct crap" It's almost to the point where you can't open your mouth unless some ass tells you that you shouldn't say that. THIS IS THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA PEOPLE.....WE CAN SAY ANY FRIGGING THING WE WANT TO. IF YOU DON'T LIKE IT.....WALK AWAY!!!! I'M TIRED OF THESE COMMERICIALS WHERE WANDA SYKES SAYS "YOU SHOULDN'T SAY THAT'S SO GAY" WHO THE F*CK IS SHE TO TELL PEOPLE WHAT THEY SHOULD OR SHOULDN'T SAY? AND SINCE WHEN DID GAYS BUY THE RIGHTS TO THAT WORD? GET OVER YOURSELVES PEOPLE!!! THIS COUNTRY WASN'T BUILT BY PEOPLE WHO TAKE CRAP. AND IT WON'T SURVIVE BY WHO LET YOU GIVE US CRAP. SO IN CLOSING.......THAT'S SO GAY......THAT'S SO GAY........THAT'S SO F*CKING GAY!!!!!

1510 days ago
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Madge The Midge    

The people who are complaining about its use are probably 5 feet tall and higher.

1510 days ago
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Aaron    

This guy is RIGHT. The word "midget" was the normal and proper way to describe a person who had the genetic makeup of dwarfism. Somewhere in the 70's or 80's someone decided they wanted to be called "little people" and cursed anyone who used the midget word. In the hyper-sensitive world of politically correctness, little people is the PC way to describe a dwarf. I'm just waiting for the phrase "little people" to be outlawed.

1510 days ago
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His Prince Michael    

Although I disagree with much of Turtle's "hazing", Bro, is paying his dues and "Half-Pint Brawlers" is easily, the best new show on
television. Kato, and the whole crew? They got more testicular-fortitude, than the N.B.A., COMBINED.

1510 days ago
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Smooch    

You know the rest of the world laughs at America over our obsession with political correctness right? My friends from Belgium and Greece think it absolutely hilarious that we obsess on calling black people African Americans and that now we are calling people from India "West Asian Americans." They don't do that there. (so they say)



What they find even more hilarious is that every year it changes and therefore the previous terms become offensive because new terms have been implemented. This political correctness has become absurd. We are simply PEOPLE! Quit labeling and segregating yourselves.



I feel people form these coalitions just so they can find something to bitch about. As for this Turtle guy - I like him!

1510 days ago
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Dwarf_Not_Midget    

Technically this guy is not a midget, but a Dwarf. Midget are small in stature, but have proportionate arms and legs. Dwarf have stubby arms and legs. This guy is a damn dwarf.

1510 days ago
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J Simp    

I love that show.

1510 days ago
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gimmeabreak    

"12. Technically this guy is not a midget, but a Dwarf. Midget are small in stature, but have proportionate arms and legs. Dwarf have stubby arms and legs. This guy is a damn dwarf.



Posted at 10:08 AM on Jun 12, 2010 by Dwarf_Not_Midget"



Awww crap now you've done it! The only thing that gets "little people" more pissed off then being called a midget is calling them dwarfs! LMAO

1510 days ago
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gimmeabreak    

What i'm offended by is the constantly changing goal posts these politically correct idiots like to keep throwing up. It's only a matter of time before they shun "Little People" too because it reinforces "archaic, objectifying and stigmatizing stereotypes".



If freaky politically incorrect reality TV midget wrestlers start calling themselves "little people" do you realy think LPOA won't still harass them for reinforcing "archaic, objectifying and stigmatizing stereotypes" about "little people" through their actions?



I mean really!? There's always going to be dwarfs whose actions and lifestyles are offensive to "little people" who consider themselves respectable. Why the hell would they want to be associated with those people by insisting they too call themselves little people? Doesn't that just start the cycle all over again??? LOL, dumbasses.

1510 days ago
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Hench    

The whole PC things gotten to be ABSURD - I exercise my 1st AMERICA Right..Freedom of Speech...The proper term would be a Dwarf/Dwarves..A "midget" is equally proprtioned as if to have been shrunken..

1510 days ago
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Kay    

I like his style. You don't have to be six feet to be a real man.

1510 days ago
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