As partiers chug gallons of green beer on the Irish holiday, little people become more at risk for abuse and attack by people mistaking them for, or calling them, leprechauns.
Gary Arnold, head of public relations for Little People of America, says the excessive drinking often leads to taunts, but little people shouldnt have to hide out in their homes.
He warns pint-sized partiers, Be aware of what could happen, and prepared to handle it. If youre with a group of friends, youre less likely to be approached by anyone looking to give you trouble, especially if theyre big biker friends.
Though many little people dress up in leprechaun costumes and work on St. Paddys Day, Arnold says theyre still not asking to be ridiculed.
He explains, Its their work. I just wish there were more opportunities in the entertainment world.
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