Why Is Rebel Wilson Blocking Black Critics?

06 November, 2018, 03:06 | Author: Dominic Spencer
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Technically those actresses were plus size when filming those movies or 2.

But Wilson has perhaps come under the most fire for blocking Twitter users - many of whom were women of colour - who criticised her erasure of Queen Latifah and Mo'Nique, and soon the hashtag #RebelWilsonBlockedMe was born.

- Mo'Nique Worldwide (@moworldwide) November 3, 2018Rather than acknowledging that she was wrong, Wilson responded to Mo, saying she wasn't trying to "erase anyone's achievements".

During an appearance on The Ellen Degeneres Show, the 38-year-old explained she was "proud to be the first-ever plus-sized girl to be the star of a romantic comedy". She also said she will address the criticism while promoting the film "in proper forums".

But fellow plus-size star Mo'Nique - who starred in the 2006 rom-com Phat Girlz - took to Twitter on the weekend to say that Wilson's claim was fake news.

First: Fans pointed out that the 2006 Paramount Studios romantic comedy The Last Holiday, starring plus size actress, Queen Latifah, pre-dates Rebel's film Isn't It Romantic by over a decade.


"Hey my sweet sister. I wish you the best", Mo'Nique tweeted. "I support all plus size ladies and everything positive we are doing together".

Wilson later responded to the tweet pointing out the "grey area [s]".

Mashable also reported that Wilson began blocking critics on Twitter, specifically critics of color.

The Australian actress has been not-so-quietly making waves for herself as a comedic force to be reckoned with, with supporting and scene-stealing roles in the Pitch Perfect franchise, How to be Single and Bridesmaids, so her latest foray as a lead is part of a natural career trajectory.

In upcoming film Isn't It Romantic, Rebel stars opposite Liam Hemsworth as a woman who is struck on the head and wakes up in a romantic comedy.

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