Rebel Wilson Admits She Misspoke on Being the First Plus-Sized Woman to Star in a Romantic Comedy
Rebel spoke with Variety magazine on the red carpet for her premiere of “Isn’t it Romantic.”
“I obviously misspoke in that situation,” Wilson said at the premiere of “Isn’t It Romantic,” on her most recent blunder in which she claimed to be the first plus-size woman to star in a romantic comedy during an October appearance on “Ellen.
— Rebecca Theodore-Vachon (@FilmFatale_NYC) November 4, 2018
After the initial blunder, Twitter users quickly reminded the star that many plus-sized actresses had come before her including Queen Latifah and Mo’Nique. It’s not unuusal that some people do not factor black women into the equation when discussing firsts and accomplishments. Many black women have been erased and ignored throughout history from NASA and the big screen to inventions.
@RebelWilson Don’t lie and say you forgot this 2006 gem starring @moworldwide that changed my life forever & helped me overcome an eating disorder 💕 #notthefirst #plussizefashion #plussize #rebelwilson #rebelwilsonblockedme pic.twitter.com/mLS92qMBrw
— Keighly Chaos (@KEiGHLY_x3) November 15, 2018
Wilson then tried to clarify on twitter and she was met with even more backlash when she started blocking several of the Twitter users who were criticizing her. #RebelWilsonBlockedMe started trending and she later sent out an apology in a tweet, saying, “I was hurting from the criticism, but those are the people I actually need to hear from more, not less.”
The Unbearable White Privilege of Rebel Wilson And Her Erasure of Black Actresses @FilmFatale_NYC #RebelWilson #RebelWilsonBlockedMe #RebelBlockedMeParty #rebelwilsonblockparty https://t.co/fvqj1VUL1j
— Jenny Yang 👲🏼👲🏼👲🏼 (@jennyyangtv) November 7, 2018
Find out what else she had to say here.