AN ANGRY mother has told a comedian he should “change his material” after he made offensive jokes about dwarfism.

Michelle Dennis was furious over Jimmy Carr’s remarks during his current stage tour of his show Terribly Funny.

Carr, due to perform in Leamington Spa tomorrow, said: “Is a dwarf an abortion that made it?”

Michelle, 46, from Lewes, has a son with dwarfism.

And she said the 8 Out Of 10 Cats host needs to change his act.

She said: “Our son has just turned eight but he’s about the height of a three-year-old.

“Every day he draws the attention of strangers. Sometimes they stare, point, laugh and whisper to each other.

“So, on top of living with a disability, he’s already having to develop a tough resilience to put up with that.

“Is it that difference and perceived separateness which makes you think it’s fine to ridicule dwarfs, Jimmy? That’s low. And rather Victorian freak-show of you, isn’t it? Haven’t we moved on?”

Michelle said although there were many efforts to reduce offensive behaviour towards minority groups in the 21st century, dwarfism was often overlooked.

She referenced a speech given by Game Of Thrones actor Peter Dinklage, who has dwarfism. He said: “Dwarves are still the butt of jokes. It’s one of the last bastions of acceptable prejudice.”

Michelle said one of the biggest problems with Carr’s comments was he had a “huge following and platform” allowing him to reach many people with his message.

She said: “It’s not just a joke. In your theatre environment you are in a bubble where you have convinced yourself it’s a safe place to be provocative.

“But your audience members internalise these comments and ideas, they take them away from your ugly bubble and back out into the real world.

“That is where they become insidious and dangerous, perpetuating an acceptance that treating a dwarf with zero respect is OK. It is not OK.”

Michelle posted a piece sharing her side of the story on social media and received a big response.

She said: “To educate people was a large part of why I wanted to respond to the comments, to teach people to be kind. I have had an incredibly positive response and people have been really supportive.

“I would like Jimmy Carr to take a moment and think about the implications of his words. I would like him to read this in the spirit of sincerity and take it on board.”

Jimmy Carr was contacted for comment.