Rebel Wilson 'deeply sorry' for plus-sized claims

Last week, Rebel Wilson incorrectly claimed to be the first plus-sized actress to star in a rom-com, and she keeps blocking people on Twitter who point out the Black actresses who came before her. Per HuffPost, the Australian actress told DeGeneres she's glad Hollywood is starting to see less-stereotypical roles for plus-size actors, and that "I'm proud to be the first-ever [plus-size] girl to be the star of a romantic comedy". Wilson seemed to forget various Queen Latifah rom-coms, like The Last Holiday (2006) and Just Wright (2010), as well as the 2006 Mo'Nique vehicle called Phat Girlz.

Wilson responded with a lawsuit which she won but was later forced to pay back a substantial sum.

However, after reading people's comments on Twitter, she realised that there were many more curvy women, including Queen Latifah and Melissa McCarthy, who have been stars of comedy before her, and said she was "deeply sorry" if she offended anyone. Take a moment and know the history.

Later that day, Wilson responded by telling Mo'Nique it was "never my intention to erase anyone else's achievements", and offered praise for both her and Queen Latifah.

"With the help of some very compassionate and well-thought out responses from others on social media, I now realize what I said was not only wrong but also incredibly hurtful", she wrote on Twitter.

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Her explanation didn't do many favours in the eyes of critics though - either way, it's still pretty cool that someone who isn't a size six is playing Liam Hemsworth's love interest, former Miss World Priyanka Chopra is a supporting part, and she isn't making fun of herself, her size - in fact, her size isn't even acknowledged, which is a pretty good place to be. "I wish you the best", Mo'Nique tweeted.

'I support all plus-size ladies and everything positive we are doing together, ' the actress concluded.

Fans of the actress thanked her for apologising - while some reactions involved a bit more eye-rolling.

Rebel Wilson faced considerable criticism for proclaiming herself as the "first-ever plus-sized" lead in a romantic comedy, and her subsequent explanation only garnered her additional backlash.

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