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Short Ghanaian Comedian Replies Amissah Arthur's 'Short People' Comment
 
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26-Sep-2016  
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There have been several reactions towards Vice President, Kwesi Amissah-Arthur on his recent comments about vertically challenged persons during one of the party's regional tours.

In what appeared like a sarcastic jab thrown at running mate of the opposition party, he is reported to have said short people need to be elevated in order to appreciate the achievements of his government.

The said comment, which doesn't seem to have gone down well with some Ghanaians and sympathizers of the NPP alike has caused a stir on several platforms.

Fast rising comedian, Emmanuel Nkansah Ansong popularly known in his circles as Lekzy DeComic has joined the bandwagon to express his utter dissatisfaction with the statement of the Vice President.

In the wake of the tension, he took to his social media to lament: "I know the ballot box won't be too tall for us to cast our votes too."

"Politics should deal with issues not attacking physical looks of people. It's an insult to me as a concerned short person.
#ShortPeopleHaveEyes
#ShortPeopleAreHuman
#ShortGuysDeserveRespect", he added.

The comedian, apparently has had to deal with the stigma associated with his being a short person too. This he reveals in his stage performances as he is always quick to address the stigma and unfair treatments meted out to people because of their physical challenges.
 
 
 
Source: Patrick Fynn/Ghanaweb
 
 

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