6
Nov
2018

Rebel Wilson Blocks Critics on Social Media After “Plus-Sized Romantic Lead” Comments

Written by Miata Shanay in Blog

Rebel Wilson Blocks Critics on Social Media After “Plus-Sized Romantic Lead” Comments

Rebel Wilson is rebelling (and recanting) on social media after her controversial comments she made on “The Ellen Degeneres Show.” Ahead of her role in the upcoming movie, “Isn’t it Romantic,” the “Bridesmaids” star claims she will be

“the first plus-sized lead in a romantic comedy.”

As we previously reported, social media reminded her that those same efforts have already been accomplished by actresses such as Queen Latifah and Mo’Nique. Now, several critics – many of them Black – have claimed Rebel Wilson is blocking them over their critiques. @Halfapintdoll tweeted:

“I love @RebelWilson as much as the next girl, but she isn’t the first plus sized woman to play the lead in a romantic comedy. Queen Latifah and Mo’Nique have both played romcom leads”

Rebel replied, using technicalities as her justification:

“Hey girl! Yeah I of course know of these movies but it was questionable as to whether: 1. Technically those actresses were plus size when filming those movies or 2. Technically those films are catorgorized/billed as a studio rom-com with a sole lead. So there’s a slight grey area”

Hmm. Ok, girl. Mo’Nique chimed in, kindly reading Rebel her rights about calling herself “the first.” Mo’Nique said:

“Hey my sweet sister. Let’s please not allow this business to erase our talent with giving grey areas and technicalities. Take a moment and know the history. DON’T BE A PART OF ERASING IT. I wish you the best.”

Rebel immediately apologized:

“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”

 

Apparently, Rebel has blocked so many Twitter critics that it’s spawned the hashtag, #RebelWilsonBlockedMe . We’re told that she’s since began to unblock some of the people that she initially blocked on social media.

Written by Miata Shanay