Context: Tom Cruise was recorded yelling at his crewmates for not following Covid-19 social distancing protocols. So not only did they make fun of his height for no reason, he was yelling at them for a good reason.
If a successful short guy sets boundaries, he has Napoleon Complex.
Last Edit: Dec 17, 2020 20:31:25 GMT by jerryringo
Post by Heightism Report on Dec 20, 2020 21:43:07 GMT
Good find, Jerry.
Tom Cruise is one of the go-to celebs heightism deniers use to "prove" that heightism doesn't exist. However, if his talent, fame, and wealth are catch-all solutions that shield him from heightism, why is it that his height is the first thing criticized every time society decides he does something wrong? Nicole Kidman wasted no time taking a swipe at his height after the divorce. There are multitudes of articles, interviews, etc. criticizing him for committing the mortal sin of marrying taller women. Now, as Jerry points-out, his height is being criticized because Cruise was enforcing protocols that everyone is expected to follow. However, if he gets caught not enforcing the protocols, he'll get lambasted for that as well, and people will still somehow find a way to degrade his height. No matter what he does, his height is always the constant factor that is blamed for his controversial behavior.
Prince and Jose Altuve admitted that their height leads people to perceive them as inferior, Robert Reich stated that he could never be president because of his height(and everyone who supports him totally understood what he meant when he said this) Danny Devito recently self-deprecated by throwing a stepstool under a podium, and Kevin Hart not only self-deprecates as a career choice, but even flat-out admitted to being insecure about his height, thus, it is ridiculous that these celebs are used as "undeniable proof" that heightism does not exist. Furthermore, if Tom Cruise didn't feel the sting of heightism, why would he feel the need to wear shoe lifts? If the most talented, rich, and famous short men aren't provided any type of definitive relief from heightism, the average short men who denies heightism exists is absolutely delusional, especially the low-success types like Boomerbats, Mike, Garminbuba, and the other jolly goofertons of r/short.
However, the status-quo belief in society is that there is no such thing as heightism, and the few short men who oppose heightism magically unified in a conspiracy to pretend like the world discriminates against them. Furthermore, all of those celebs I just mentioned who live lavish lifestyles are also in on this conspiracy, even though they know that voicing the slightest displeasure with heightism will diminish their public image. The mental gymnastics people have to use to 1) pretend heightism doesn't exist 2) Use celebrities(who either self-deprecate or begrudgingly admit they are discriminated against) as examples that heightism does not exist are outlandish to say to the least.