Rebel Wilson apologises for plus-size comments

Rebel Wilson is making the rounds to promote her upcoming rom-com Isn't It Romantic, but she had less than flawless pitch on Ellen DeGeneres' show last week. Twitter users swiftly pointed out that plus-sized stars such as Queen Latifah and Mo'Nique had starred in the respective 2006 rom-coms Last Holiday and Phat Girlz.

Film and pop culture columnist Clarkisha Kent shared her frustration with Yahoo Movies UK about Wilson's reaction to their criticism compared to that of white critics.

Mo'Nique then responded to Rebel, tweeting, "Hey my sweet sister". In addition, Wilson shared the same message on her Instagram last Thursday, writing: "I'm proud to be the first plus size girl to be the lead in a studio rom-com".

Wilson did respond to Mo'Nique when she directly reached out, but that doesn't seem to have stopped her from blocking people for saying exactly what Mo'Nique is saying.

Rebel Wilson has apologised for the comments she had made about "plus-sized" women actors in Hollywood.

Rebel Wilson has taken to Twitter to apologise after she claimed to be the first ever plus-sized woman to lead a romantic comedy.

Things got worse when Rebel began to block people who questioned her on Twitter - predominantly black women and people of colour, who started to use the hashtag #RebelBlockedMeParty to call out the actress.

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. "Let's please not allow this business to erase our talent with giving grey areas and technicalities", she tweeted to Wilson.

Which led to Mo'Nique urging Rebel to "know the history".

The Pitch Perfect star added: 'But it was questionable as to whether: 1.

Liam Hemsworth, Priyanka Chopra, and Adam DeVine also star in the rom-com set for release on Valentine's Day, 2019. I wish you the best, ' the 50-year-old wrote.

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