the term midget is often considered offensive because yes, the context it is used in, and that it is the incorrect term for the people it describe. Dwarfism is a common enough genetic condition, as most are okay with being called "dwarves" or just "little people".
it really isnt...somee people think it is bcuz of how offensive the tone is when people say it to u..its like 'ur a little midget and u cant do this and that cuz ur small'..that stuff=(
The term it's self is not offensive. The way a lot of people use it often is, though, because when they say it they intend for it to be an insult.