Episode two of the series "Instant Def" has just been posted. As I have blogged about previously, the hip-hop group the Black Eyed Peas have teamed up with the candy bar Snickers for a web-based action series in which they star as super-heroes who fight the corporate takeover of hip hop music.
This episode opens as our heroes lay injured in the hospital after a mysterious explosion at the Snickers factory where they work. Strangely transformed by the blast, they head off to confront "Master LP," who bested MC will.i.am in episode 1.
I have to wonder how the Little People of America are reacting to fact that all of the bad guys in the series are dwarves? Evil corporate hip-hop dwarves.
This cruel stereotyping of little people has to stop. Of all of the dwarves I’ve ever known, not one of them has ever tried to co-opt hip hop. (Or maybe that is part of their fiendish plot!)