07-31-2015, 11:01 PM
The tall guy in the above commercial is Jeff Goldblum (Jurassic Park). The short guy depicted in this commercial is not only short, but bald, fat, homely, appears to be slightly mis-shapen and also appears angry. Clearly a sub 5. The effect these types of images has on the minds of viewers, especially young ones, is to assist them in associating negative physical and psychological characteristics with short stature and to enhance the already acceptable and celebrated form of bigotry known as Heightism. At the end we can see the short guy servant actually trying to smile through his apparent anger. His anger no doubt is because he has a Napoleon Complex as all short men do, which is the image that this commercial is apparently trying to convey in our opinion. Goldblum is listed on IMDB as being 6'4 1/2". Goldblums' height is one of three pieces of information at the top of his IMDB page directly under his date of birth and name, which tends to lead us to believe that the people who put this information there value a persons' height very highly. Depictions of short men in commercials by large corporations and businesses of all types as buffoons, losers, servants, or acting foolishly is becoming more and more common in our "enlightened" 21st Century.