Thursday, 15 November, 2018

Rebel Wilson Faces Backlash Over Comments Made On 'The Ellen Show'

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Herman Weaver | 06 November, 2018, 16:58

The controversy over comments she made last week about her new movie, the meta-rom-com Isn't It Romantic, has gone next-level.

Adding that she has come to realize that "what I said was not only wrong but also incredibly hurtful", she concludes by saying, "I am deeply sorry". Next, Wilson's choice to block people of color for criticizing her also makes her seem not only unwilling to listen, but unwilling to listen to voices different from her own. She blocked so many people that they were able to create a sizable hashtag community under #RebelWilsonBlockedMe.

However, Twitter users quickly pointed out that others have already achieved that milestone, with one now-viral tweet referencing Queen Latifah in "Last Holiday" and "Just Wright" and Mo'Nique in "Phat Girlz".

I love @RebelWilson as much as the next girl, but she isn't the first plus sized woman to play the lead in a romantic comedy. And then, I don't know if it was mega-conscious, but I thought, 'How can I get more laughs?

- Halfapintdoll (@Halfapintdoll) November 1, 2018 Wilson responded to the tweet, but only to defend her already incorrectly proven statement. "I'm proud to be the first ever plus-sized girl to be the star of a romantic comedy".

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Commentators took to Twitter to point out that actresses such as Mo-Nique and Queen Latifah have paved the way before her, but Wilson refused to be corrected, questioning whether "technically those actresses were plus size".

When social media users reminded her that actors Queen Latifah and Mo'Nique had fronted romantic comedies before, Wilson said there was a "grey area" around how those films were categorised.

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

Rebel replied by insisting she never meant to erase anybody else's achievements, and added, "I support all plus size ladies and everything positive we are doing together".

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