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Can we please stop with the “OMG RAUL/BARBA IS SO SHORT!!!!” thing?

Google lied to you. I’m sorry, but that’s the truth. He isn’t 5’3. Even if you don’t believe the height of 5’10 Raul gave on Twitter: he is considerably taller than BD Wong, who is 5’5, he is about the same height as Kelli Giddish, who is 5’7 without heels, and he is just a bit shorter than Mariska Hargitay and Danny Pino, who are about 6 feet tall (with heels in Mariska’s case).

The Amaro/Barba fandom (not that this is an attack on them because I really like you guys and I ship them too) seems to be the one that proclaims Raul’s “shortness” the most, so here are some pics of them together that prove there really is not much height difference to be had.

That… yeah, that’s really not that much. A few inches. Maybe three. A height difference, but not enough to be a big deal. No, Barba won’t need to stand on his toes to get in Nick’s face, he won’t be tucked under Nick’s chin when they hug… and MOST of all, this shouldn’t be a justification to uke-ify him. Barba isn’t an uke or other yaoi archetype. Even if he isn’t the strongest and tallest man out there, he is pretty strong physically and mentally, and he is snarky and confident- even if he WAS short, it wouldn’t make him a weak, uke-ish submissive.

Just needed to get that off my chest.