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The Cast Of ‘Downton Abbey’ Is Being Fat Shamed, And Lady Mary Simply Won’t Stand For It

A minute on the lips, forever on the hips, Thomas!

Apparently all’s not well at Downton, and I’m not just talkin’ about Lady Edith’s missing dude or Thomas’ repressed homosexual urges or the way Cora always talks like she’s inhaling and swallowing her epiglottis at the same time.

According to a report in “The Independent,” ITV executives have asked the “Downton” cast to stop gorging on sandwiches in order to squeeze back into their period garb in time for Season 5. (I actually assumed those drop-waist flapper dresses were totally forgiving, but trying telling that to some middle-aged British TV exec in a suit.)

In my head, I actually pictured the scene going something like this:

Anyway, if there’s one member of the Crawley clan who ain’t got time for such f–kery, it’s Lady Mary, reigning champion of the aristocratic side-eye. Allow actress Michelle Dockery to react to the fat-shaming of “Downton” with her signature eye rolls and alabaster ice princess glares. And Miss Pattmore, if you’re making cucumber sandwiches, I’ll take two.

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Tamar Anitai: MTV's pop editor, amateur cat Instagrammer, rap game Jennifer Love Hewitt. Tweets at @MTVBuzzworthy and @tamaranitai.