Rebel Wilson faces backlash after her 'plus size rom-com lead' comment

Rebel Wilson

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First, it is clear from a quick Google search that Wilson's original statement wasn't true - did she do any research at all?

She plays a New York City architect Natalie who after a bump on the head discovers her life has become a living romantic comedy and it won't end until she falls in love.

Wilson tweeted that she believes there is a "grey area" about whether Queen Latifah and Mo'Nique could be considered plus-size, and whether their films were categorized as single-lead romantic comedies.

"In an interview on the Ellen show, she said: "I am proud to be the first-ever plus size girl to be the star of a romantic comedy", Wilson told DeGeneres, also mentioning that the film is her debut as a producer". That same year, Mo'Nique starred as the "succulent" Jazmin Biltmore in "Phat Girlz", where she romanced a buff Nigerian doctor, Tunde Jonathan (Jimmy Jean-Louis), at a Palm Springs resort.

'Hey my sweet sister.

"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".

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Wilson mostly didn't interact with these critiques-though she did reply to one person saying she thought those movies were in a "grey area". Take a moment and know the history.

Wilson has now reportedly blocked a number of critics of her "Ellen DeGeneres Show" claims on Twitter, inspiring a #RebelWilsonBlockedMe hashtag. "I wish you the best". She also said she will address the criticism while promoting the film "in proper forums".

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

What Wilson appears to mostly be doing in response to these critiques is blocking people.

The movie also stars Australian actor Liam Hemsworth, as well as Adam DeVine and Priyanka Chopra.

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