Follow our live coverage for the latest news on the coronavirus pandemic. A Newcastle pub has apologised for promoting a "midget-tossing" game during a planned Wolf of Wall Street-inspired event, saying they only planned to throw a doll, not a real person. Management at the hotel released a statement to apologise for the promotion as well as "any comments and sadness this has bought to the community. Management added that they were planning on throwing a doll at a target, not a real person. A scene in Wolf of Wall Street shows a group of traders throwing people of short stature toward a target as they bet on who can hit the bullseye. Paralympian and former national secretary for the Short Statured People of Australia, Alicia Jenkins, said the promotion had left her speechless.
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NSW hotel apologises for promoting 'midget-tossing' event, did not plan to throw a person
Gimli from Lord of the Rings: Dwarf tossing must never be undertaken frivolously or publicly, only in situations of extreme emergency, and always with the utmost discretion. This article was published more than 9 years ago. Some information in it may no longer be current. Windsor, Ont. On Saturday, Leopard's Lounge and Broil, a strip club in the city's west end, was the venue for a dwarf-tossing competition that attracted hundreds of onlookers.
Dwarf Tossing was started in Australia as a form of pub entertainment in the early s. A related formerly practiced activity was dwarf-bowling, in which a person with dwarfism was placed on a skateboard and used as a bowling ball. Australia is commonly thought of as the place where dwarf-tossing originated as a form of pub entertainment in the early s. The bill was hastily advanced in response to a dwarf-tossing contest  that was held at Leopard's Lounge in Windsor , Ontario, with a dwarf nicknamed "Tripod".