WWE has hit a new low in their programming but yet nobody seems to mind. Insulting someone based on a physical condition is not only ethically wrong but does not belong in any buisness. I have witnessed WWE get away with just about everything but this time they have crossed the line.
I understand that Hornswoggle is a character like any other performer. I also understand that he is being paid very well for his services. The problem with his character is not only due to insensitivity but the way in which it characterizes a particular group. I know that wrestling has always played on stereotypes but this time its borderline discrimination.
Hornswoggle is not being made fun of because of his character but rather because of his physical stature. He is constantly being patted on the head and also looked upon as not even human. When he is being almost treated like a dog we know that something has gone terribly wrong. I am a huge fan of creative freedom within wrestling but I would be lying if I said that the Hornswoggle character does not cross a line.
The appeal of Hornswoogle is his size much like Big show. The only differance is that Big Show is portrayed as a human being. Hornswoggle barely even talks half the time and it is not because he is being billed as someone that speaks another language. He is viewed as simply being a mascot.
I would like to include that this is simply my opinion. I would be very intersted to know how you all feel about the character of Hornswoggle.