Little People Of America, a group that represents thousands of short-statured people, has fired off an angry letter to The Donald and producers of Celebrity Apprentice after contestant Melissa Rivers produced a viral video called Jesse James Dirty With Midgets to promote laundry detergent on the show.
Rivers video features three dwarves in bright tights scrubbing Jesse James with a hose and brushes to emphasize the products slogan, Small and Mighty!
What gets LPA spokesman Gary Arnold so upset is that the word midget is used repeatedly, which is a circus term thats never appropriate.
The M-word harkens back to the days when the only job a little person could get was in a sideshow.
However, little people dont mind being called dwarves, since their medical condition is known as dwarfism.
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