This Country’s Daisy May Cooper deletes weight loss snap after backlash over 'midget' comment

THIS Country actress Daisy May Cooper quickly backtracked on an offensive Instagram post and apologised to fans.

Daisy, 34, took down a post celebrating her post-baby weight loss, but where she is also compared herself to a 'midget'.

She snapped a mirror selfie of herself on Sunday showing off the results of her keto diet after giving birth to her second son in September.

But when critics pointed out she used an offensive word, she quickly apologised saying,  "I should know better".

"I'm extremely sorry. Thankyou so much to everyone who called me out on it. Love you all," she added in a seperate note on Monday.

According to the Little People of America charity, the word midget "was created as a label used to refer to people of short stature who were on public display for curiosity and sport". 

It added: "Today, the word “midget” is considered a derogatory slur."

Harry Potter actor Warwick Davis once explained it on Twitter.

He wrote: "The use of the word ‘midget’ is not appropriate and is considered very offensive if targeted at someone with dwarfism. Its use is best avoided in all circumstance."

Dwarfism is a condition characterised by unusually short height, with as well as being short, some people with restricted growth also have other physical problems, such as bowed legs or an unusually curved spine, according to the NHS.

"But most people don't have any other serious problems and are able to live a relatively normal life, with a normal life expectancy," the NHS writes.

Daisy had meant to celebrate her weight loss and captioned the original post, saying she was "shocked at how quickly weight is dropping off" on her keto diet.

"Forgive the s***e mirrors and grey bra and the fact im not standing in the same position so I look like a midget on the right…

"And don't panic… im not going to be promoting any s**t weightloss dvds or products. Pic on the right taken 1st of Jan. Be grateful for any keto tips, only diet I've ever really enjoyed." (sic)

Daisy was raised in Gloucestershire then moved to London to study at Rada, a renowned drama school.

Best known for her work in This Country, the successful mockumentary made fun out of country life as Daisy and her brother Charlie Cooper took inspiration from their own childhoods in rural England while writing the script.

In July 2020 heavily pregnant Daisy hit back at cruel trolls after they criticised her appearance on Celebrity Gogglebox after being labelled a "troll".

In 2019, Daisy married her long-term partner Will Weston in the Cotswolds.

Together the couple have two children, a daughter named Pip and son called Jack.

She also shared on Instagram that the birth of Jack had been "traumatic".

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