'Deeply sorry': Rebel Wilson apologises for plus-size claim

Lewis Collier
November 8, 2018

Though there's no argument that plus-size women are not almost well enough represented in any movies - but romance films in particular - Wilson made a whole lot of people mad when she tried to pass herself off as the first-ever plus-size romantic comedy lead.

The Bridesmaids actress was blasted on social media after making the statement on The Ellen DeGeneres Show last week, whilst promoting her new rom-com Isn't It Romantic.

But after remaining silent on the blocking issue, the Pitch Perfect star tweeted a lengthy apology.

Wilson said in a tweet that she neglected the achievements of others, including Ricki Lake, Melissa McCarthy, Queen Latifah, Mo'Nique, and probably a plethora of other talented and ambitious women.

This prompted Wilson to apologise on Tuesday for her "incredibly hurtful" comments and the fact she blocked Twitter users who had attempted to correct her. "I never want to disrespect anyone", she said.

Others flagged another romantic comedy, also released in 2006, distributed by Fox Searchlight Pictures and named Phat Girlz, which stars plus-size actress Mo'Nique.

Wilson also apologised for blocking Twitter users who had responded negatively to her Ellen Show remarks, including a number of women of colour.

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He also said he was willing to renounce his right to a pension to ensure there were no unforeseen consequences of his age change. His case has now gone been referred to a court in the city of Arnhmen in the eastern Dutch province of Gelderland.

Christmas is practically right around the corner, which means constant reruns of The Last Holiday, a festive rom com film starring Queen Latifah.

Her upcoming film Isn't It Romantic, directed by Todd Strauss-Schulson shows the actor stuck in a parallel-universe with her life becoming a romantic-comedy after an accident with a mugger.

Wilson is now promoting her upcoming film Isn't It Romantic in which stars opposite Liam Hemsworth. "So there's a slight grey area", Wilson tweeted.

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

"Let's please not allow this business to erase our talent with giving grey areas and technicalities", the Oscar victor wrote, urging Rebel to "take a moment and know the history" and avoid being "a part of erasing it".

Isn't It Romantic hits theaters on Valentine's Day.

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