|They did ask the little people what they felt comfortable being called and the one guy did say midgets is fine, it didn't matter to him. NOT that I'm defending the whole thing.
I know you're not defending.
That dude, though, was an actor in NYC deperate for work, as most are (IMHO.) Haven't you seen "A Chorus Line"???
Many, I think, especially when work is scant for "type-cast" parts, will sacrifice a lot of the principles they probably would have stood up for in their pre-acting career. It makes me think of that little person on "I Want to Be an Actor" on MTV Real Life and she ended up on the Ozzfest Tour - dressed up as an evil "dwarf" and getting harassed by the audience there. She really wanted to be a serious actress, but found that parts for little people were scarce unless they appeared in some sort of "punch-line" role.
I think it's up to the majority ("normal" sized people) to not buy into the "Hey, aren't midgets FUNNY!!!" line to help little people gain some more respect in society. Your disability (or, I think I'd rather say, the way you're differently abled) shouldn't be a throw away joke for the mainstream media. There's a better way to do comedy.