Munchkinland (GNW 19/10/09: Strange But True)

Chinese dwarfs have set up their own village to escape discrimination. Or, in fact, to impose discrimination.

The 120 villagers in the mountain commune of Kunming are all under 129cm tall. Apart from their mighty leader, Snow White.

The villagers have turned themselves into a tourist attraction by building mushroom houses and living and dressing like fairytale characters. Though they face stiff competition from the nearby village of smurfs.

The villagers have turned themselves into a tourist attraction by building mushroom houses and living and dressing like fairytale characters. Unfortunately the entire thing was destroyed by a rampaging troll, with eyes as big as saucers!

Because nothing earns you respect faster than dressing up as a fairy.

Life’s so much easier when you can pretend your gross deformity is make-believe.

Tourism is their major industry, though it’s also well worth checking out their chocolate factory.

The village is easy to get to. Just follow the yellow brick road…

The small person village seems like a paradise, but they are absolutely powerless against the big bad wolf.

It’s great living in a midget village. You can have a mansion the size of a garage.

They don’t want big people degrading them. They can degrade themselves.

Yup. Dressing up as faeries and goblins and living in a mushroom village is a great way to escape discrimination. (If only the Jews had tried that in 1939.)

Dressing up as faeries and goblins is a great way to escape discrimination. It’s worth noting that the Lebanese people who escaped violence during the Cronulla riots were actually dressed as leprechauns.

This is the trouble with the current race-violence in Melbourne – the Indians just aren’t dressing up as faeries. / the Indians just refuse to dress up as faeries.

They’re so sick of being picked on that they’re going to dress up as fairies and gnomes until it stops.

Their village is actually really really smurfy.

I tell you what, though, their basketball team sucks.

Dwarves cop a lot in China. When your whole nation is laughed at for being short, someone’s going to carry the can.

Dwarves cop a bad deal in China. Though they do make a delicious oompa-loompa in black bean.

If they’re feeling discriminated against, why don’t they come over to Australia – we’ll give ‘em a fair throw. (I mean go.)

Inspired by the financial success of the littluns, normal-sized Chinese people are now dressing up as Snow White.

Everyone in the village is 129 centimetres tall. And frankly, the 128 centimetre bloke has become quite a bully.

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