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Old 14 September 2017, 05:26 PM
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Icon13 Midget paintball event at a bar & grill draws controversy

Article here.

I'm looking at this from a personal choice point of view. I can certainly see why the Little People of America have a problem with this. However, IF the participants are doing this event of their own free will, then the group needs to get over itself. I know that advocacy groups exist to protect communities from mistreatment/exploitation by others, but I also think that in many cases, the people in those communities (that the advocacy group represents) are perfectly capable of speaking for themselves.
If there was a contest to find the southpaw whose way of holding a pencil looked the weirdest, I would not participate and probably find it cheesy, but I would not prevent others from participating.

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Old 14 September 2017, 05:42 PM
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People are still doing this sort of thing?!

-- if Riccio's so concerned about the performers being able to get jobs, why doesn't he hire them for something else? or just hire them for the paintball contest without making a point of their height?
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Old 14 September 2017, 06:01 PM
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I was surprised to see this as well.

ETA: Here is a more in-depth article on it. A word of warning though: one of the banner ads (upper right hand corner) shows a big brown creeps-inducing spider.

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