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Rebel Wilson doubles down after being slammed for plus-size comments

Rebel Wilson doubles down after being slammed for plus-size comments

Explaining her words, Rebel replied: 'Hi Monique, it was never my intention to erase anyone else's achievements and I adore you and Queen Latifah so so much x.

Rebel Wilson caught some heat on Thursday for declaring herself the first plus-sized woman to be the lead in a romantic comedy.

She made headlines and caused a stir when she claimed she was the "first plus-size woman" to take a lead role in a romantic comedy.

Rebel Wilson has found herself at the centre of some almighty backlash over her upcoming film, Isn't It Romantic?

Wilson tweeted that she believes there is a "grey area" about whether Queen Latifah and Mo'Nique could be considered plus-size, and whether their films were categorized as single-lead romantic comedies. Technically those films are categorised/billed as a studio rom-com with a sole lead. "So there's a slight grey area". Many began citing Queen Latifah's projects "Last Holiday" (2006) and "Just Wright" (2010) as the first time film saw a plus-size woman be in a rom-com.

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'Hey my sweet sister. I wish you the best, ' the 50-year-old wrote. There were even people creating hashtags like #RebelWilsonBlockedMe and #RebelBlockMeParty to commemorate being blocked by the actress. Wilson eventually responded to a tweet from playwright Claire Willett and said she will address what happened "while promoting [Isn't it Romantic] in the proper forums".

She added: "I'm all about supporting plus size women and I work so hard to do so".

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. 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.

The movie also stars Australian actor Liam Hemsworth, as well as Adam DeVine and Priyanka Chopra.

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