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Rebel Wilson has doubled down on a post stating she is the first plus sized rom-com star. Wilson seemed to forget various Queen Latifah rom-coms, like The Last Holiday (2006) and Just Wright (2010), as well as the 2006 Mo'Nique vehicle called Phat Girlz.
Twitter was quick to point out, however, that Wilson overlooked a number of plus-size actresses who've starred in romantic comedies before.
She did, however, respond to Mo'Nique when the Oscar-winning actress joined the conversation to remind her not to erase black women. She also said she will address the criticism while promoting the film "in proper forums". I wish you the best, ' the 50-year-old wrote.
The Australian actress has been not-so-quietly making waves for herself as a comedic force to be reckoned with, with supporting and scene-stealing roles in the Pitch Perfect franchise, How to be Single and Bridesmaids, so her latest foray as a lead is part of a natural career trajectory. Yeah I of course know of these movies'.
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 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", Wilson tweeted.
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.
She plays a New York City architect Natalie who after a bump on the head discovers her life has become a living romantic comedy and it won't end until she falls in love.
"Isn't It Romantic" also stars Liam Hemsworth, Adam DeVine, and Priyanka Chopra.