Kenyans are poked fun at the vertically-challenged president, saying the model makes him look like a dwarf! However, Hollande was not the first president to be mocked over his height. His predecessor Nicolas Sarkozy was notoriously sensitive and insecure about his height, and went to great lengths to disguise his small stature. For instance, besides wearing specially-designed, stacked shoes, the brief head of state was always spotted standing on tiptoe during photo ops with his tall counterparts such as the former US President Barrack Obama.
Also, pint-sized Sarkozy is said to have banned tall, built bodyguards, fearing they would dwarf him in pictures. It is rumoured he even banned his tall model wife from wearing high heels when they were together, evident in all their photos. Ruthless ones rounded up all short men and went at them hammer and tongs, leaving them for the dead. It was mob justice.
They all need to be rounded up and shot dead! Even if you are loving, caring and understanding, but happen to be short, just get lost! Women want nothing to do with you. Dating is a tall order for these men. As a short man, to get the respect of women you must be bloody talented or have money and power. But when it comes to height, there is no debate. Others sneer upon seeing short men. But one wonders, should height be such a big factor during mate selection, anyway?
And even proceed to justify it, saying retarded stuff like: They have to stop the act and stretch to reach your lips for a kiss or to fondle your boobs. Despite their upward mobility, fake height courtesy of high heels, big jobs and all, women still feel feminine and prefer male dominance, especially in the bedroom.
They want someone to look up to, who will spank, kiss and generally cuddle them — a task their much-loved teddy bears are finding very challenging. The inferiority complex theory is most common. Then again, shortness seem to have all sorts of negative connotations. To all short men out there, take heart, stand tall and never sell yourself short.