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‘Love Actually’ director admits he regrets film’s fat jokes: No ‘longer funny’

“Love Actually” director Richard Curtis said he regrets making jokes about weight in his films, calling those jokes no “longer funny.”

The British director and screenwriter of films like “Notting Hill” and “Bridget Jones Diary,” made these remarks during an interview with his daughter, activist and writer Scarlett Curtis, at the Times and Sunday Times Cheltenham Literature Festival this month. 

According to NBC News, Curtis asked her father to comment on the way women and people of color were treated in these films from 20+ years ago, as they’ve come under increased scrutiny in recent years. 

“I remember how shocked I was like five years ago when Scarlett said to me, ‘You can never use the word fat again,’” Curtis admitted. “And wow, you were right. I think I was behind the curve, and those jokes aren’t any longer funny, so I don’t feel I was malicious at the time, but I think I was unobservant and not as, you know, as clever as I should have been.”

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