August 09, 2013

Midget wrestling at Fort McDowell protested

Group finds AZ casino's 'Extreme Midget Wrestling' offensive

By Jose MiguelThe event draws big crowds, even though their participants are little. Fort McDowell is hosting what they call "Extreme Midget Wrestling," but one Valley woman calls it something different: offensive.

Chandra Streitt is a dwarf, and she says she has experienced discrimination all her life.

"It really does hurt me whenever people say, 'Look mom, there goes a midget' and I do turn around and correct them."

She was even part of a group that petitioned for a proclamation to be signed, which makes it wrong for the word "midget" to be used in advertising or other public forums.
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