Comedian Brad Williams roasts Cowboys owner Jerry Jones for derogatory reference to little people

In a press conference, sharing memories about former Cowboys scouting director Larry Lacewell, Jerry Jones used the 'm-word' and later apologized


                            Comedian Brad Williams roasts Cowboys owner Jerry Jones for derogatory reference to little people
Dallas Cowboys Owner, Jerry Jones (L) and Comedian Brad Williams (R) (@Dallas Cowboys, @bradwilliamscomic (Twitter/Instagram)
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Dallas Cowboys owner, Jerry Jones, ended up in a huge controversy after a press conference on Wednesday, July 27, the opening day of Dallas Cowboys training camp. While remembering the former Cowboys scouting director Larry Lacewell, he said, “I’m going to get me somebody, a (M-word), to stand up there with me and dress him up like Lace and think Lace is still out here helping at practice with us." A smiling Jones added, “But here it is to Lace―really, and I’m serious about that.” However, the usage of the m-word did not go well with the Little People of America and created a spark for various discussions across social media platforms.

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Later in the evening, Jerry Jones stated in a statement, “Earlier today I made a reference which I understand may have been viewed as offensive. I apologize,” Little People of America is one of the world’s largest dwarfism foundation, In a statement released on 2015, LPA advocated abolishing the “M-word.” It stated the M-term “should never be used in reference to a person with dwarfism. ”The M-word “was never coined as the official term to identify people with dwarfism but was created as a label used to refer to people of short stature who were on public display for curiosity and sport,” the statement read. “Today, the [M-word] is considered a derogatory slur. The dwarfism community has voiced that they prefer to be referred to as dwarfs, little people, people of short stature or having dwarfism, or simply, and most preferably, by their given name.” LPA stated.

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"Whether the intention of the user of the word is used to bully and to demean, or just as a synonym for small, our collective experience shows us that language has the power to cause permanent damage to one's self-esteem and identity," LPA added further. However, Comedian Bard Williams roasted Jerry Lewis over the offensive comment with a hilarious joke on Twitter. "When someone offends you, it’s important to have empathy and find common ground," Williams said. "Jerry and I have a lot in common. For instance, we both haven’t won a Super Bowl in over 25 years." Brad further added in another tweet, "I would only be offended if he called me a Cowboy fan."

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However, the entire controversy has led to various discussions on Twitter trolling and slamming the act of Jerry Jones and the reactions of LPA. Joe Trahan tweeted, "Off and running - Jerry using an insensitive term when comically remembering Larry Lacewell". Lenny Dykstra, a famous American baseball player tweeted “The m-word”?!?!?", while another user called it as "Weirdest Larry Lacewell story ever". Another tweet came up saying, "So Jerry Jones had to put out an apology cause he used the word midget. Then I heat that the new normal term is Munchkin American. Later, Miguel A Nunez Jr famous American Actor stated, "Let ME be 1st to apologize!!! I didn’t know until this article it was a derogatory word n have been using it. Although I sometimes say Little People because I thought it sounded better. Will NEVER use “M” word again!!"

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