There was a line in Randy Newman’s very funny song ‘Short People’ that I couldn’t quite work out, so I looked up the lyrics online. There were some observations about the song posted below the lyrics – I thought I’d share a selection with you.
‘This song is just really f****d up… freedom of speech doesn’t protect you from honest criticism or boycotts. People are allowed to express their disdain for stuff like this and even choose to not support it monetarily’.
‘because of that one song…it made my life and a lot of others harder than it should have been. it should have not been released….i am 4 ft. 9 inches and proud of it…i’ve been waiting for years to say this to him….bullying is not right in any form or fashion for anyone in this world.’
‘WTF? So crappy song that’s full with hate … Well, I’m a short person (1.67 CM) tall and to be honest, it annoys me like hell but, what can I do about it? NOTHING alright I gotta live with it … but people like that retard really make me want to puke … Get a life you f**kin idiot … hope you lose a leg or hand someday then you will realize which one is better: being with little feet, or having no feet at all !!!’
‘Newman a singer and songwriter with very little publicity, well no publicity. So, he cut a song that would sound offensive and at the same time leave just a little insinuation that it meant something else so, he would not get sued. The song was so offensive and now everyone knows Randy Newman, even if he does sing like a pedephile that had a stroke and zero talent.’