"This time, the BBC proves that heightism is one of the last celebrated forms of widespread bigotry left in the world. The broadcast doesn’t take the issue seriously until the part about tall people facing social stigma. Whenever the issue of heightism was brought up otherwise, one can hear Randy Newman’s offensive ballad “Short People” playing in the background.
Then, for no reason, the piece claims that shorter people are less
intelligent than taller people and that smarter people tend to mate with
tall people. So, instead of addressing the social prejudice, the BBC
chooses to partake in it and cite out-of-context studies to justify
And, in the final analysis, the BBC implies that height bigotry is
morally acceptable because height is not a protected class under UK
law. One wonders if homophobia and bigotry against gays was also
morally acceptable when it was perfectly legal to discriminate against
gay people in the United Kingdom?"
Fuck you BBC. You can read the original post here.