Some little people are having a really big problem with a theme park in China called Kingdom of the Little People. The park actually employs troupes of dwarfs as the main attraction. Their piece de resistance is a little person slapstick version of “Swan Lake.” Sounds very wrong, right? At least that’s what The Little People of America, a support group for people with dwarfism, think. They believe the park is promoting segregation and projecting a negative image for people of short stature. But the park’s owner, Chen Mingjing, has a different take. He sees the park as a way to help the more than 100 dwarfs who he says might otherwise be out of work. Only in China, folks. What do you think? Exploitation or public service? [AOL]
So what do you think? Is Kingdom of the Little People offensive?
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Kara DioGuardi wasn’t the only one crying after Michael Lynche’s phenomenal rendition of Kate Bush’s “This Woman’s Work” last night on “American Idol.” I hate to admit it, but I had to bust out the Kleenex, too. The other men can learn a thing or two from this dude. Holy crap. “Idol” just got exciting. Keep reading »
Hands down, the best thing about working at The Frisky is our amazing readers. We so heart all of your witty, thoughtful, and informative comments—heck, we even appreciate the mean ones. Sometimes, we can’t help but wonder about the faces behind avatars. We decided to launch a weekly column where we learn all about a Frisky reader. After the jump, meet ElleSays, one of our most prolific commenters. Keep reading »
Add this to your grab bag of fun facts about finding love that will not actually help you one bit. A new study done at University of Trier in Germany found that our taste in romantic partners is determined by our mood. Before I get to the results, my favorite part of this study is the method they used. I’ll spare you all the details but let’s just say that nudie pics, ice water, and warm water were involved. Are we sure this is a scientific study and not some glorified sex game?
Anyhow, researchers found that when we are relaxed, we tend to attract mates who look more like us and whom we’re more compatible with. But in times of stress, we are more likely to pick a partner who bears no resemblance to us. Is this further confirmation that we’re all raging narcissists when it comes to love? Not exactly. The theory is that humans have evolved to be less picky about choosing a mate carefully when times are tough. Isn’t that just what we call “desperation”? [Daily Mail] Keep reading »
I will admit that I really didn’t know who Justin Bieber was until recently. I guess that’s a good thing since I am no longer 11. Apparently this tween heartthrob has been taking his style cues from the lovely lesbian ladies of this country. A new blog, Lesbians Who Look Like Justin Bieber, is calling him out on his blatant style biting. From his haircut to his hoodies, they’ve got Justin’s number. For example, have you ever noticed how Justin Bieber bears an uncanny resemblance to Kim Stolz from “America’s Next Top Model”? After the jump, see some more of the incriminating evidence. [Lesbians Who Look Like Justin Bieber] Keep reading »
Corey Haim and Corey Feldman were the Betty and Veronica for tweenage girls in the ’80s. There wasn’t a single one of us who wasn’t dreaming a little dream about the two Coreys back in the day. Sadly, one half of this pop-culture PB & J has passed away. RIP, Corey Haim.
What was it that made the Coreys so darn appealing? That together they made the perfect guy. They were the yin and yang of dudeness, totally opposite yet completely complementary. But as it goes in life, you can only pick one team to play for. And the Corey you had the hots for says a lot about your personality. So did you rip out Tiger Beat centerfolds of Haim, the popular boy with a hidden dark side, or Feldman, the neurotic, bad boy with a heart of gold? After the jump, what your Corey preference says about you. Keep reading »