Daisy May Cooper has apologised for comparing herself to a “midget” in a picture she posted on social media.
Cooper responded to criticism of the comment saying: “I should know better and I'm extremely sorry. Thank you so much to everyone who called me out on it. Love you all.”
The actor also shared one of the reactions to her original post which said: “She’s deleted her post but I can’t unsee the fact that it had already been up for 24 hours, amassed 82,000 likes and almost 2,500 comments, none of which called this out.
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“@DaisyMayCooper thank you for taking it down, next step would be to address your mistake publicly in order to raise awareness among your large fanbase that seemingly don’t find issue with this s***.”
Cooper had originally shared a before and after photo post revealing she has lost weight on the keto diet since the start of the new year.
She captioned the two pictures, one of which made her look much shorter as she was standing further away from the camera: “Forgive the s***e mirrors and grey bra and the fact I’m not standing in the same position so I look like a midget on the right...”
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The word ‘midget’ was used to apply to people of short stature, particularly people with dwarfism. It is not a medical term and is now considered a derogatory insult.
Harry Potter star Warwick Davis, who has dwarfism and is co-founder of the charity Little People UK said previously: “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."
Cooper – who welcomed son four months ago – revealed she has been doing the keto diet and was “shocked at how quickly weight is dropping off".
She added: “And don't panic... I’m not going to be promoting any s*** weight-loss DVDs or products. Pic on the right taken 1st of Jan. Be grateful for any keto tips, only diet I've ever really enjoyed."
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