Rebel Wilson responds to backlash over 'plus-sized' claims

Rebel Wilson has doubled down on a post stating she is the first plus sized rom-com star

Rebel Wilson has doubled down on a post stating she is the first plus sized rom-com star

Rebel Wilson caught some heat on Thursday for declaring herself the first plus-sized woman to be the lead in a romantic comedy. Let's please not allow this business to erase our talent with giving grey areas and technicalities. I wish you the best, ' the 50-year-old wrote.

"I had such a ball filming that", she told host Ellen DeGeneres.

"I'd like to make it known that every Black woman (and others) who was blocked, including myself, was very gracious and took the time to educate her on why she was incorrect and wrong in her erasure of plus-sized icons Queen Latifah and Mo'Nique-though we didn't need to", Kent explains.

"I want everyone to remember this when they try to strong arm any marginalised group into educating someone of privilege", Kent adds.

Although the Pitch Perfect star has tried to somewhat quieten the talk, several fans have since taken to Twitter to claim that the actress had "blocked" them on Twitter for correcting her assumption.

It was that bold comment which caused a backlash, with several viewers of the show taking to Twitter to question Rebel's claim. Yeah I of course know of these movies'. Queen Latifah starred in 2006's "The Last Holiday" and 2010's "Just Wright", while the Mo'Nique vehicle, "Phat Girlz, " came out in 2006.

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'But it was questionable as to whether: 1.

The Australian actress was criticised for claiming she was the first plus-size actress to lead a studio rom-com, when both Queen Latifah and Mo'Nique have led their own in the past. Technically those films are catorgorized/billed as a studio rom-com with a sole lead.

Wilson later responded to the tweet pointing out the "grey area [s]".

Queen Latifah starred in the 2006 rom-com hit "Last Holiday".

Her explanation didn't do many favours in the eyes of critics though - either way, it's still pretty cool that someone who isn't a size six is playing Liam Hemsworth's love interest, former Miss World Priyanka Chopra is a supporting part, and she isn't making fun of herself, her size - in fact, her size isn't even acknowledged, which is a pretty good place to be.

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