Rebel Wilson caught some heat on Thursday for declaring herself the first plus-sized woman to be the lead in a romantic comedy. (Her new film Isn't It Romantic comes out next Valentine's Day.)
She was wrong: Queen Latifah and Mo'Nique, for example, have taken on such roles in the past.
I still can’t believe that Rebel Wilson doubled down on the lie that she’s the first fat actress to star in a rom-com. Like Mo’Nique didn’t snag a handsome doctor in Phat Girlz! Like Queen Latifah didn’t get Common AND LL Cool J!
— Evette Dionne 🤷🏾♀️ (@freeblackgirl) November 3, 2018
Instead of admitting her gaffe and moving on, though, it appears that Wilson is blocking people who've pointed out her mistake on Twitter. In particular, numerous critics of color — many of whom brought up Queen Latifah and Mo'Nique in their comments — reported being blocked by Wilson over the weekend. (Mo'Nique herself encouraged Wilson to "take a moment and know the history," but as far as we know, she was not blocked.) Read more...More about Twitter, Social Media, Rebel Wilson, Culture, and Web Culture