Rebel Wilson apologizes for plus-size romantic comedy comments

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

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

She has, but it took a lot to get to this point - doubling down on assertion that she is the plus size woman to star in a rom-com, blocking women, particularly WOC, who tried to point out that she was mistaken, and then the hashtag #RebelWilsonBlockedMeOnTwitter was covered in multiple publications.

Rebel Wilson stirred controversy recently when she announced she was the first plus-size woman to star in a romantic comedy and has now apologized for it.

"I now realize what I said was not only wrong but also incredibly hurtful", she wrote, acknowledging that she "neglected to show the proper respect" to Queen Latifah, Mo'Nique and other plus-size actresses who've appeared in rom-coms.

That caused Mo'Nique to tweet Wilson. She explained that she blocked people on Twitter because she was "hurting from the criticism". "Again, I am deeply sorry", she added.

The Australian actress has been not-so-quietly making waves for herself as a comedic force to be reckoned with, with supporting and scene-stealing roles in the Pitch Perfect franchise, How to be Single and Bridesmaids, so her latest foray as a lead is part of a natural career trajectory. They said "That's nice but Rebel you have blocked NUMEROUS black and non- black POC women who have tried to have he conversation and most commented in the same tone as the one white woman you made a decision to respond to".

Rebel first apologised to Mo'Nique, who had tweeted: 'Hey my sweet sister.

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Wilson produced and will star in Isn't It Romantic, a film about a woman disenchanted with love who mysteriously finds herself trapped inside a romantic comedy.

Which led to Mo'Nique urging Rebel to "know the history".

In response, Rebel said that technically those actresses weren't plus-sized when filming, and those movies weren't "categorized/billed" as romantic-comedies.

Wilson replied that it wasn't her intention to "erase anyone's achievements", but other people pointed out that she had been blocking women of color for trying to facilitate a dialogue.

'I support all plus-size ladies and everything positive we are doing together, ' the actress concluded.

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