Rebel Wilson Apologizes For Blocking Critics Of Her Rom-Com Statement

Joann Johnston
November 6, 2018

Wilson took notice of the comedian's fairly polite correction and tweeted back: "Hi Monique, it was never my intention to erase anyone else's achievements and I adore you and Queen Latifah so so much x I support all plus size ladies and everything positive we are doing together".

Rebel Wilson had been talking about her film Isn't It Romantic on The Ellen Show last week when she made the comments about being plus-sized.

"In a couple of well-intentioned moments, hoping to lift my fellow plus sized women up, I neglected to show the proper respect to those who climbed this mountain before me like Mo'Nique, Queen Latifah, Melissa McCarthy, Ricki Lake and likely many others", she said.

She added: "I'm all about supporting plus size women and I work so hard to do so".

Rebel Wilson has doubled down on a post stating she is the first plus sized rom-com star.

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But Mo'Nique wasn't the only one with an issue with the Pitch Perfect actress' claims, as fans on Twitter rushed to let her know she was wrong.

Daily Mail Australia has reached out to Rebel Wilson for comment.

Film and pop culture columnist Clarkisha Kent shared her frustration with Yahoo Movies UK about Wilson's reaction to their criticism compared to that of white critics. "But it was questionable as to whether: 1".

To promote her upcoming movie Isn't It Romantic, the Aussie actress touted herself as the "first-ever plus-sized girl to be the star of a romantic comedy" on Ellen and Instagram. Technically those films are categorised/billed as a studio rom-com with a sole lead. Even Mo'Nique felt the need to chime in, encouraging the actress to avoid putting rom-coms with a black lead in a "grey area".

Wilson sat down with DeGeneres Oct. 31 to chat about the film, which co-stars Adam DeVine and Liam Hemsworth and opens on Valentine's Day 2019.

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