Rebel Wilson faced backlash over comments she made on 'The Ellen Show'
The actress spoke about her upcoming film 'Isn't It Romantic' admitting her pride in knowing she's "the first-ever plus-sized girl to be the star of a romantic comedy."
This didn't sit well with viewers who later took to Twitter to point out that both Queen Latifah and Mo'Nique played lead roles in romantic comedies.
I love @RebelWilson as much as the next girl, but she isn’t the first plus sized woman to play the lead in a romantic comedy. Queen Latifah and Mo’Nique have both played romcom leads https://t.co/l2uEpwvcsF
— Halfapintdoll (@Halfapintdoll) 1 November 2018
Wilson later responded to the tweet pointing out the "grey area[s]".
Hey girl! Yeah I of course know of these movies but it was questionable as to whether: 1. Technically those actresses were plus size when filming those movies or 2. Technically those films are catorgorized/billed as a studio rom-com with a sole lead. So there’s a slight grey area
— Rebel Wilson (@RebelWilson) 1 November 2018
It wasn't long before Mo'Nique herself got involved requesting Rebel "not allow this business to erase [their] talent with giving grey areas and technicalities."
Hey my sweet sister. Let’s please not allow this business to erase our talent with giving grey areas and technicalities. Take a moment and know the history. DON’T BE A PART OF ERASING IT. I wish you the best.
— Mo'Nique Worldwide (@moworldwide) 3 November 2018
Hi Monique, it was never my intention to erase anyone else’s achievements and I adore you and Queen Latifah so so much x I support all plus size ladies and everything positive we are doing together ❤️
— Rebel Wilson (@RebelWilson) 3 November 2018
Watch Rebel's full interview on The Ellen Show below:
In the same interview, she hinted at a fourth Pitch Perfect film.
Read more on that here.