DJ Finzo has bought himself a kiddies’ toy bike that he rides around to inspire those who live with disabilities and remind them that it’s not the end of the world to be different from others.
Finzo, real name Phinel Sefatsa, who works at SABC’s Lesedi FM in Bloemfontein, said he didn’t take offence when people teased him about his height.
Instead he smiles and responds with: “Sweet and Short!”
Videos showing him riding a plastic bike have gone viral on social media.
The shortest DJ said he didn’t want to see people feeling sorry for themselves.
“I bought myself this bike two weeks ago and use it a lot,” he told Scrolla.Africa.
“It is always in my car when I travel. The moment I get out of my car I climb onto my baby bike. I have seen many people laughing and making videos.”
Finzo stressed the importance of self love and acceptance.
“I encourage short people to look at me and realise there is nothing wrong with it. I can drive, I can DJ,” he said.
“Short people, please don’t feel sorry for yourselves.”
He often battles to reach the urinals at events.
“I ask the club owners to help me with beer crates so I can relieve myself,” he said.
Dwarfism is usually diagnosed in childhood.
A physical examination usually indicates certain types of dwarfism but genetic testing and diagnostic imaging may be used.
Growth charts that track height can be used to diagnose subtle forms of dwarfism that have no striking physical characteristics.