American Horror Story creator Ryan Murphy recently tweeted another clue to the new season:
Jessica and our newest cast member Jyoti Amge…the world's smallest woman. pic.twitter.com/SIPhd4V0pQ
— Ryan Murphy (@MrRPMurphy) August 13, 2014
Twenty-year-old Jyoti Amge is just over 2 ft. tall and hold the Guinness World Record for being the world’s shortest woman.
Many have concerns that Murphy is including people with actual physical anomalies, and that including them in a show with the word “Freakshow” in the title may be insensitive. I, for one, don’t agree with the critics.
I did recently catch the reality show on Netflix about the Venice Beach freakshow, and I think that guy is an exploitative scum bag.
AHS, on the other hand–even through it’s harsh imagery and subject matter–has never come off as offensive to me.
I guess we’ll find out soon!