‘Why do women have to be fat to be funny?’: Daisy May Cooper reveals she’s been trolled over weight loss and admits she split from her husband because he didn’t share her humour
Daisy May Cooper has revealed that she’s been trolled after losing weight.
The actress and comedian, 36, went on the keto (low carb, high fat) diet to slim down after lockdown but confessed she has since been flooded with messages telling her that she’s ‘no longer funny’ since changing her appearance.
In a candid chat with Grazia magazine, Daisy also revealed that humour was also instrumental in her split from husband Will Weston, admitting that it upset her that he didn’t find her BBC comedy series This Country amusing.
‘Why do women have to be fat to be funny?’: Daisy May Cooper has revealed she’s been trolled over her weight loss (pictured left in March 2022 and right in 2019)
Discussing her appearance, Daisy said: ‘I’m so for body positivity but when I was at my biggest I was at my most miserable and I had a massive food addiction. I wasn’t healthy. I couldn’t breathe when I was walking up the stairs. I was so unhappy.
‘And I’ve had some messages like, “Well, now you’ve lost the weight you’re not funny any more.” What the f”k? Why do women have to be f king fat to be funny? That makes me so angry. I champion anybody. I think everybody should be happy with their body. But I wasn’t.’
Daisy also revealed that one of the reasons behind her divorce was her different sense of humour from her husband.
Exes: The comedian, 36, split from Will Weston in July 2021 after two years of marriage and revealed one of the reasons behind her divorce was their different sense of humour (pictured in 2018)
She found fame with the BAFTA-winning BBC mockumentary This Country, which she created, wrote and starred in with her brother Charlie Cooper.
Yet Daisy revealed: ‘I was with a man, as wonderful as he is, who didn’t find This Country funny. It wasn’t his sense of humour.
‘It’s like, how can I possibly be with a man who doesn’t find my comedy funny? That’s f**king mad! And he deserves better than me because he has things he needs that I can’t give him.’
Daisy split from husband Will Weston in July 2021 after two years of marriage and shortly after their second child Jack was born in October 2020. The pair also share a daughter Pip, four.
One to watch: Daisy found fame with the BAFTA-winning BBC mockumentary This Country, which she created, wrote and starred in with her brother Charlie Cooper
Following her split from Will, Daisy dated Ryan Weymouth during a five-month whirlwind romance where she got his name tattooed on her ring finger.
They ended their relationship around two weeks after she got the tattoo – which she has since had covered – but said she doesn’t care about the inking as she is making the mistakes she felt she ‘couldn’t make’ before.
Daisy recently said she is now enjoying dating, but isn’t in a serious relationship, as she admitted she doesn’t think she could live with a man again.
An insider told The Sun at the time of her divorce: ‘Daisy said she had grown increasingly tired of married life and was struggling in her relationship with Will.
‘They ended things for good earlier this year. She has taken off her wedding ring and has been telling her friends their marriage is over.
‘She has also removed Will as a director on her media business. It’s been a tough 17 months for everyone and Daisy and Will were no exception.’
Daisy recently admitted that she began considering divorce after reading a heartbreaking post on Mumsnet from a woman in her seventies who had felt ‘trapped’ in her marriage.
She said reading the post and then becoming friends with Selin Hizli, an old adversary from drama school, made her realise she needed to leave her marriage.
Daisy said when she became friends with Selin, they candidly spoke about what was happening in their lives, with Daisy explaining that she realised what ‘real love’ was because she felt ‘understood’ by her friend.
The pair can currently be seen together in their critically acclaimed BBC series Am I Being Unreasonable? which was in part inspired by Daisy’s marriage woes.
Fling: Following her split from Will, Daisy dated Ryan Weymouth during a five-month whirlwind romance where she got his name tattooed on her ring finger