British PM Cameron in hot water over dwarf joke

British Prime Minister David Cameron was under fire on Thursday after repeating a joke likening the speaker of Parliament to one of Snow White`s Seven Dwarfs.

London: British Prime Minister David
Cameron was under fire on Thursday after repeating a joke likening
the speaker of Parliament to one of Snow White`s Seven Dwarfs.
Britain`s Press Association news agency said Cameron
told journalists at a press lunch about the time Health
Minister Simon Burns backed into Speaker John Bercow`s car.
When Bercow said he was not happy, Cameron said Burns
retorted: "So which one are you?"

Bercow stands about 5 foot 6 (1.68 metres).

The Walking with Giants Foundation charity, which
helps people with restricted growth, said Cameron`s gibe was
"downright appalling." Its co-founder, John Connerty, said it
was "totally unacceptable" to have "the most influential
person in the country making distasteful references about a
person`s lack of height."
Cameron`s office said his "light-hearted comments" were
not meant to offend.

The speaker`s wife, Sally Bercow, hit back on Twitter,
writing: "If Mr B`s a dwarf then I`m Snow White. And David
Cameron is definitely Dopey."

PTI

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