‘I think everybody should be happy with their body. But I wasn’t,’ says Daisy May Cooper. (Getty Images)
Daisy May Cooper has revealed she’s been trolled for her weight loss, after deciding to make changes for her physical and emotional health.
The This Country star, 36, spoke last year about trying the keto diet on her Instagram and shared before and after pictures, before thanking fans for calling her out on the nature of the post and deleting it.
But in a new interview, Cooper has spoken candidly about how her change in appearance has been received as a female comedian.
“I’ve had some messages like, ‘Well, now you’ve lost the weight you’re not funny anymore’,” she told Grazia magazine.
“What the f**k? Why do women have to be f**king fat to be funny? That makes me so angry.”
Cooper added, “I champion anybody. I think everybody should be happy with their body. But I wasn’t.”
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Daisy May Cooper attends the screening of Am I Being Unreasonable? at BFI Southbank in London, August 31, 2022. (Getty Images)
It was during lockdown, when Cooper was pregnant with her son Jack, now two, that things hit a low.
“I was at absolute rock bottom,” she recalled. “I was just eating all the time, because I felt it was the only thing I could control.”
Despite providing the world with the hilarious Instagram videos she was posting during the pandemic (anyone remember her pranking her book publishers?), she felt like she’d lost her identity, was unhappy in her marriage and struggling with motherhood as many do.
Interestingly, she found solace online, which gave the inspiration for the name of her new BBC Show Am I Being Unreasonable?. “I made up a false name and said all this suff on a Mumsnet forum,” she told Grazia.
“And these amazing women, ho had no idea who I was, were saying, ‘No, you’re not being f**king unreasonable.’ That was amazing”.
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Friends and co-stars Selin Hizli and Daisy May Cooper at the the BFI screening of Am I Being Unreasonable?. (Getty Images)
As well as in the virtual sphere,…