Rebel Wilson responds to backlash over 'plus-sized' claims

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Rebel Wilson responds to backlash over 'plus-sized' claims

During her appearence on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Rebel said she was "proud to be the first-ever plus-sized girl to be the star of a romantic comedy".

However, many were quick to point out the inaccuracy in her claim, which was downright false, pointing out that Queen Latifah has starred in a number of romantic comedies. In addition, Wilson shared the same message on her Instagram last Thursday, writing: "I'm proud to be the first plus size girl to be the lead in a studio rom-com".

Wilson responded with a lawsuit which she won but was later forced to pay back a substantial sum. Technically those actresses were plus size when filming those movies or 2.

- Rebel Wilson (@RebelWilson) November 1, 2018 Technically, you're still wrong, Rebel. "So there's a slight grey area".

Another Twitter user who begs to differ is Mo'Nique, star of the 2006 rom-com "Phat Girlz" and she issued a gentle reminder that one should "know the history" before making claims. I wish you the best, ' the 50-year-old wrote.

Mo'Nique tweeted Rebel: "Let's please not allow this business to erase our talent". 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 chose to respond to.

When several people pointed out how incorrect her statement was on Twitter, Rebel responded to her white critics but blocked several critics of colour, causing the #RebelWilsonBlockedMe hashtag to start trending.

After Mo'Nique and writer Claire Willett both tweeted Rebel, she said she would address the argument "when promoting the film in proper forums". 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.

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