Why Is Rebel Wilson Blocking Black Critics?

Why Is Rebel Wilson Blocking Black Critics?

A fan called out Wilson for making that claim on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" by name-dropping Queen Latifah and Mo'Nique as stars of past romcoms, the Australian actress tried to defend herself.

Rebel Wilson caught some heat on Thursday for declaring herself the first plus-sized woman to be the lead in a romantic comedy.

Instead of apologizing via Notes app, as so many who mess up on Twitter do, Wilson's response was to block her critics. 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. Let's please not allow this business to erase our talent with giving grey areas and technicalities.

However, many were quick to point out the inaccuracy in her claim, which was downright false, pointing out that Queen Latifah has starred in a number of romantic comedies.

Rebel initially replied saying "there's a slight grey area" and questioned whether they were plus-sized when they filmed the movies. Technically those films are categorised/billed as a studio rom-com with a sole lead. I wish you the best, ' the 50-year-old wrote.

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He added, "Every player works a lot, and it's very important for our balance that we have two midfielders like Xhaka and Torreira, because the balance in midfield is also important for our balance in defence and our balance offensively".

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.

While Wilson has yet to apologise, in another tweet to playwright Claire Willett she promised that she "will address [the argument] when promoting the film in proper forums".

She added: "I'm all about supporting plus size women and I work so hard to do so".

Reflecting: She finished: "I blocked people on Twitter because I was hurting from the criticism, but those are the people I actually need to hear from more, not less".

Liam Hemsworth, Adam DeVine and Priyanka Chopra will also appear in the film that is due for release early next year.

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