Guess she ran into Grouchy Smurf.
Paris Hilton allegedly got a bit of a mouthful from a Russian dwarf posing as a Smurf when she attempted to "adopt" a pair of the loveable characters at a Berlin Xmas market. According to the Daily Star, the talented heiress may have been a bit the worse for wear when she spotted the diminutive actors painted blue to promote …
Do you seriously think everybody who says, "They're so cute, can I take them home?" is literally ready to sign adoption papers? I mean, geez, I don't think Hilton is up for the next Physics Nobel, but you don't have to check your own brain at the door just to get a whack in at the celeb-hate-target-du-jour.
"Kudos to the actors. Celeb or not, that doesn't give anyone the right to be patronising! Even if it is Paris..."
If you are a 'little person' (of small physical height because of a genetic medical condition) and you volunteraly paint yourself blue and wear white hats and trousers to promoto sweets for children posing as a cartoon figure you CHOSE for people to patronise you.
Even Paris has that right.
Little persons, as you so politically correct call them don't have much choices when it comes to career paths. Just look around.
It's not like they have much to choose from.
They deserve my respect for being able to stand all day in a market, in Christmas.
And I think that as adults, they deserve respect from other (supposed) adults.
So would she not be able to call Mickey Mouse cute and say you want to adopt him at Disneyland? Does one need to consider the man in the suit might not want a hug and a photo?
They are playing Smurfs, they should expect to be treated like them.
Do they expect:
"Hey, what's up? Nice hat. It's a bit colder than I was expecting. Oh, you're Russian, that's cool. Do you do these markets every year?"
Seriously. I'm no Paris fan, but a girl goes giddy on seeing a smurf, and that guy totally overreacts.
just cause they have a physical defect that makes them short, doesn't mean they don't have most of the same career choices regular size people do. Last I checked most office chairs have height adjusters. Hell my job as a Sys Admin might actually be easier if I was that size since there is the occasional need to crawl around in tight spaces.
"Little persons, as you so politically correct call them don't have much choices when it comes to career paths. Just look around.
It's not like they have much to choose from."
What? That's the most backwards (and grammatically shaky) thing I've heard in a while (and I'm on the Internet).
EU employment law prohibits discrimination on size. Granted, in the realms of acting they have few opportunities, but I would put it to you that he could have been a Doctor, or an IT specialist.
If he took a job which had him dressed as a Smurf he clearly already accepted that his employer was exploiting his size.
"They deserve my respect for being able to stand all day in a market, in Christmas."
Unlike all the other market stall owners at that market, and every market all year all over the country?! Is it the standing that gets your respect, or standing while being little? Hmm?
I was amazed at how Americans clearly think midgets are endlessly funny, and also appear to think that its perfectly OK to make open fun of them right in front of their faces.
It just all seems incredibly tasteless to me. Well I suppose America has never been known for its level of sophistication or consideration for others.
Whut u say thar, Neil? Why if I wuddn't on my couch eatin' my Cheetos, I'd come over yonder and hit you wit my monster truck tire. Yup. That'd learn ya......Keeerap, "Cops" is on. You done made me miss the start of ma program.
(Sorry, I was just making sure I fit into your stereotype. I'd hate for a stereotype like yours to be found incorrect.)
I think the 2 dwar....er, sorry, little people missed out on a trick here. If only Grouchy had kept his cool, he could have got her number:
Smurf1: Hey heard you hate a date with that Paris Hilton chick last night!
Smurf2: Yea, man, she was un-smurfing-believable!
S1: Did you smurf her?
S2: All smurfing night!
S1: No smurfing way!
S2: She was un-smurfing-believable!
S1: Did she...<pointing motion>
S2: Oh yea!
S1: You mean she?
S2: Yea man! She took it up the smurf!!
I'll get me coat.
The "smurfs" in question would have done better by opening their arms and running to her to be picked up. Why not have some fun while at it, FFS? You're painted in blue in the middle of kids all day long. Hehe, have some fun too, if you know what I mean... (I mean, unless Smurfette is around)
But some people have conjectured on PH and Smurfette being suspiciously similar
Sorry, but being dressed up as a fucking Smurf gives someone every right to be patronising. She probably expected that given that he was painted blue and wearing stupid clothes that he might have some kind of sense of humour, but evidently he went out of the house and forgot about what he was wearing.
Sorry but if I dress up in a stupid costume (say for example as a giant chicken), I'd expect a healthy amount of patronisation and sarcasm. Just because the bloke is short shouldn't change his expectations of how people will react. In fact, it'd be more prejudice NOT to take the piss, given that you would out of a person of average height in the same costume.
In other words, I completely agree with "yeah, right"
You know, I don't buy this one. Feels like a publicity stunt, and a cheap one at that.
As for all the other jammering, it's easily overlooked (pardon the topical pun) that Paris Hilton not only never HAD to work, she now has enough personal cash to wander off into the sunset in her high heels and not care about anyone.
Or is that precisely everyone's problem? Jealous?
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