Monday, January 16, 2012

Who Is Martin Henderson?


Last night when Peter Dinklage won his well deserved and long overdue first Golden Globe, he mentioned in his speech that he was thinking of Martin Henderson and that everyone should Google him. It seems that half the world took his advice because it instantly became the number one searched term at that time. Martin Henderson is also a little person who is 37 and an aspiring actor. He was badly injured back in October when a drunk man came out of a pub, saw him and then tossed him. Apparently the drunk man was inspired by England's national rugby team who actually participated in a tossing event in New Zealand during the Rugby World Cup. Since the attack, Martin is unable to get work and has trouble even standing without falling over.

21 comments:

shakey said...

I'm sorry I missed Peter Dinklage's win. I presume it was for GoT. He was amazing in it.

Little Miss Smoke and Mirrors said...

A barbaric practice inspired by the fuckwad English Rugby team of which Zara Phillips' husband Mike Tindall is a member. Despicable. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/01/13/dwarf-paralyzed-after-bar-tossing_n_1204799.html

Major props to Peter Dinklage, both for his well deserved win for playing Tyrion Lannister, and for drawing international attention to this hideous practice.

anita_mark said...

Wow, what a disgusting act. Was the jackass that did that punished?

Anything you can do about the ad on the right of the woman with the huge breasts. I'm at work and ... well, it's not exactly appropriate.

Elizabeth said...

Anita, Henderson said they can't find the guy who did this to him. It's super said, but I hope that someone will come forward with new information.

brendalove@gmail.com said...

What an ass.

chopchop said...

So this is actually a thing? Throwing little people? Seriously?? o_O

Shay said...

Enty, thanks for doing this story. I was wondering last night who he was speaking of, but I didn't take the time to google his name. What a terrible thing to do to someone.

selenakyle said...

I'd think up a REALLY good vengeance for any ASSHOLE doing such a despicable act. It would hurt really bad, too. Fuckers.

ChasingHeaven said...

OMG, this is terrible!!

Carrie L. said...

Thanks for bringing this up, Enty. The husband & I did look it up immediately and were shocked by the story. Disgusting & heartbreaking.

Mango said...

You know damned well that there are people in that pub who know who the assailant is, but aren't talking.

Sadie said...

anita_mark - use Firefox and the adblock plus plug in and you'll see NO ads :)

anita_mark said...

Thanks Sadie but I'm at work. It's IE only. I don't care when I'm at home and I work in a pretty lax office but still, it's not an appropriate picture.

RocketQueen said...

OMG that's disgusting. Humankind really disgusts me a lot of the time.

Amy in MI said...

I originally thought it was Martin Henderson the actor from New Zealand who is all kinds of yum. But for someone to actually think dwarf tossing is fun. Shame on them

Chrissy Buns said...

What a horrible thing to do to a fellow human being :'(

Lelaina Pierce said...

@RocketQueen - Agree.

This makes me so sad. I really hope someone sees this and is able to help. Bless Peter Dinklage for taking time out of his acceptance speech to inform people about this.

KLM said...

Thanks for posting this. I did google him when Dinklage won, and thought the story was horrific.

iheartjacksparrow said...

When he said "Martin Henderson" I immediately thought of the actor who played Noah in The Ring.

Icecat said...

WTF is wrong with people??

Land Manatee said...

Did you say "tossed" him? WTF? What was that asshole thinking? Hope he gets caught and Mr. Henderson can toss his foot up the guy's ass!