Published: Tue, November 06, 2018
Life&Culture | By Sue Mclaughlin

Rebel Wilson faces backlash after her 'plus size rom-com lead' comment

Rebel Wilson faces backlash after her 'plus size rom-com lead' comment

Technically those actresses were plus size when filming those movies or 2.

Critics are educating Rebel Wilson for claiming she's the first ever plus-sized girl to star in a romantic comedy - one critic being a plus-sized woman who starred in a romantic comedy over a decade ago.

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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. She also said she will address the criticism while promoting the film "in proper forums".

But Mo'Nique wasn't the only one with an issue with the Pitch Perfect actress' claims, as fans on Twitter rushed to let her know she was wrong. I wish you the best, ' the 50-year-old wrote.

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

As Georgia Byrd in 2006's "Last Holiday", Queen Latifah fell for LL Cool J's Sean Williams after embarking on a luxury European vacation assuming she had just weeks to live.

Rebel later added insult to injury by attempting to defend her comment on Twitter, writing that it was questionable whether those films were categorized "as a studio rom-com with a sole lead". "So there's a slight grey area". A perusal of the hashtag shows what Wilson found offending enough to deserve a block-and her threshold doesn't seem very high.

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.

Wilson sat down with DeGeneres Oct. 31 to chat about the film, which co-stars Adam DeVine and Liam Hemsworth and opens on Valentine's Day 2019.

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