Rebel Wilson apologizes after plus-size statements

Rebel Wilson apologizes after plus-size statements

Rebel Wilson caused some controversy recently when she said she was the first plus-size woman to star in a romantic comedy.

During an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres ShowWilson was speaking about her role in the movie, Is not It Romantic,

"I'm kind of proud to be the first ever-sized girl to star in a romantic comedy," Wilson said.

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Many people took to Latvia and Mo'Nique, so who have starred in romantic comedies.

"I love @Rebel Wilson as much as the next girl, but she is not the first plus sized woman to play the lead in a romantic comedy. Queen Latifah and Mo'Nique have both played romcom leads, "one Twitter user wrote.

2. Technically those films are plus size when filming those movies or 2. Technically those films are catorgorized / billed as a studio rom-com with a sole lead. So there's a slight gray area, "the Pitch perfect actress tweeted.

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Mo'Nique responded to Wilson saying, "Hey my sweet sister. Let's just not allow this business to erase our talent with giving gray areas and technicalities. "

She continued: "Take a moment and know the history. DO NOT BE A PART OF ERASING IT. I wish you the best. "

Wilson responded to Mo'Nique writing, "Hi Monique, it's never my intention to erase anyone else's achievements and I adore you and Queen Latifah so much x I support all plus size ladies and everything positive we are doing together."

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As backlash from her comments continued, Wilson started blocking people who were talking about the comments she made.

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After blocking many people who were tweeting about Wilson's comments, the Australian Actress took to Twitter on Monday to apologize.

Mo'Nique, Queen Latifah, Melissa McCarthy, Ricki Lake and likely. "In a couple of well-intentioned moments, hoping to lift my fellow plus sized women up, I neglected to show the proper respect for those who climbed this mountain before me many others, "she said. "With the help of some very compassionate and well-thought-out responses from others on social media, I now realize what I'm not just wrong but so incredibly hurtful."

She continued: "To be part of a problem I was hoping I was helping that much more embarrassing & hard to acknowledge."

Wilson went on to say, "I blocked people on Twitter because I was hurting from the criticism, but those are the people I actually need to hear from more, not less. Again, I am deeply sorry. "

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