Rebel Wilson caught some heat on Thursday for declaring herself the first plus-sized woman to be the lead in a romantic comedy.
"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 said. "Again, I am deeply sorry".
First, it is clear from a quick Google search that Wilson's original statement wasn't true - did she do any research at all?
The Pitch Perfect star added: 'But it was questionable as to whether: 1.
The Australian actress was criticised for claiming she was the first plus-size actress to lead a studio rom-com, when both Queen Latifah and Mo'Nique have led their own in the past.
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Still, Wilson stood her ground amid the backlash, insisting on Twitter there were some "grey areas and technicalities" around what constitutes a rom-com, and proceeded to block critics on Twitter who said otherwise. "Let's please not allow this business to erase our talent with giving grey areas and technicalities", the Oscar victor said.
Others flagged another romantic comedy, also released in 2006, distributed by Fox Searchlight Pictures and named Phat Girlz, which stars plus-size actress Mo'Nique.
"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". Take a moment and know the history.
"I'm all about supporting plus-size women and I work so hard to do so".