Wednesday, January 27, 2010



More fun from New Zealand

We read:
"An advertisement for a "midget" or "large-chested woman" to act as a beer wench has landed some New Zealand sports fans in controversy. The men placed an ad for a "beer bitch" to fetch cold drinks for them at the Rugby Sevens in Wellington next month. The lucky woman would be rewarded with "cuddles and shoulder rides", wrote the men, who run a blog called When in Rome Bro.

The ad outraged the organisation Little People of New Zealand, with spokeswoman Caela Brackenbury telling The Dominion Post newspaper it was hurtful to refer to small people as midgets. "It goes along on par with the word 'n*gger'. It's seen in that light," said Ms Brackenbury, whose organisation's motto is "Walk tall".[LOL!]

It seemed many others agreed. The ad was pulled off website Trade Me after 27 complaints were received.

But 11 women found no fault with it, enthusiastically applying for the gig with photographs and blurbs about their "bubbly" nature. Cake decorator Melissa Tapa told the Post she applied for the job to meet new people and try something different, and did not believe the ad was discriminatory. "I'm not a PC person," the young woman said.

Source

7 comments:

Unknown said...

Artie Lange, an American comic, had a special on this past weekend and commented on this very subject. His joke was that he decided to test this theory out and went out in New York to call both of those names out and see if it was, in fact, the same. Predictably, for the purposes of the joke, the "M-word" got him sore shins by the "N-word" nearly got him killed. Conclusion - - they're really not the same. 200+ years of connotations behind one, and less than 10 years of arbitrary political correctness behind the other...

swassociates said...

Midgets, big tits, and beer. I want an invitation!

Anonymous said...

midget... midget... midget... There, are any midgets any less a person than they were before I wrote that?
Grow up people, stop letting every little thing hurt our itty bitty feelings.

Anonymous said...

Well bravo to Melissa Tapa for refusing to be PC'ized.

And the midgets? FCUK 'EM!

Anonymous said...

Or toss them, or bowl them...

Anonymous said...

cuddles and shoulder rides - that sort of pay would be the reason I'd be offended, not use of the term midget.
Cheap b*stards - pay your beer wench a fair wage.

Anonymous said...

Would you really want someone who was offended by those terms around anyway? I'm sure wee man would love to attend a drunken party with hot babes. What fun is a party that you have to anal about watching your PC terms? I think advertising in an anti-PC way should weed out all those wet blanket morons who will ruin your fun at their first opportunity.