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Mo'Nique responds to Rebel Wilson's 'plus-sized' romantic comedy claims

06 November 2018, 11:59 | Myron Mathis

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.

A number of Twitter users have also come up with other romantic comedies that fit the bill of having plus-sized female leads, including 1994 Australian hit Muriel's Wedding starring Toni Collette.

Instead of admitting her gaffe and moving on, though, it appears that Wilson is blocking people who've pointed out her mistake on Twitter.

- Halfapintdoll (@Halfapintdoll) November 1, 2018 Wilson responded to the tweet, but only to defend her already incorrectly proven statement.

In her new tweets, the "Pitch Perfect" star explained that her remarks on "Ellen" were "well-intentioned" but ultimately "neglected to show the proper respect" to her predecessors, including Queen Latifah, Mo'Nique, Melissa McCarthy, Ricki Lake "and likely many others". Technically those actresses were plus size when filming those movies or 2. Mo'Nique, who's earned an Academy-Award for her performance in Precious and was featured in Phat Girlz, took to Twitter to remind 38-year-old Wilson her new gig isn't ground-breaking. Technically those films are catorgorized/billed as a studio rom-com with a sole lead.

By Saturday, Mo'Nique herself chimed in on Twitter, suggesting Wilson "take a moment and know the history" of romantic comedies before making such bold claims about her casting. "I wish you the best", Mo'Nique tweeted. So there's a slight grey area, ' she replied. Film critic ReBecca Theodore-Vachon summed up the deeper problem of Wilson's claim and behavior succinctly, saying, "Black women's bodies don't matter when it comes to White women like Rebel Wilson". Numerous people on called Wilson out directly on social media.

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

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