Rev. Wilson creates waves doubling the comments he has made Ellen DeGeneres Show, Diversity reports. Wilson appeared on the October 31 release to promote his new movie, Is not that romantic, which will be released on February 14, 2019. Wilson commented that he was "proud to be the first ever big-girl girl who is the star of a romantic comedy." Many people on Twitter reminded Wilson that technically, there was a woman who came in front of her – like Queen Latifah, who acted in The last holiday and Only Wright, and Monique, who starred in Phat Girlz, Wilson responded to a tweet that pointed to it.
"Yes, of course, I know about these movies, but it was questionable whether they were: 1. Technically, those actresses were plus size when shooting these movies or 2. Technically these movies are categorized / charged [sic] as a rom-com single-lead studio, "read tweet.
Wilson's response is not satisfied with the critics of social media and deserves further criticism. Monique, one of the aforementioned actresses – who is a plus-size woman and who starred in a romantic comedy – even went into a conversation.
"Hey, my sweet sister," she read Monique's tweet. "Let's not allow this business to erase our talent by giving gray areas and technical issues, take a moment to get to know the history, DO NOT MAKE AN EXCLUSION, I want you the best."
Wilson responded to Monique, saying that she was not her "intention to erase other achievements".
Hi Monique, I never intended to erase other achievements and adore you and Queen Latifah so much. X I support all ladies with bigger sizes and we all work together positively. ❤️
– rebel Wilson (@RebelWilson) November 3, 2018
It seemed that the damage had already been done, as many Twitter users tried to start dialogue with Wilson, especially women, and Wilson concluded that many of them were blocking. Obviously blocked so many people that #RebelWilsonBlockedMe and #RebelWilsonBlockParty hashtags started trending. While it might be argued that this is a valid reason to block someone if you are rude, many users allegedly approached the topic and tried to start the discussion when Wilson blocked them.
Wilson's response to controversy began a completely different debate, where many people discussed the race and the belief that society would ignore the achievements of black women in recognition of the achievements of white women. One Twitter user claims that Wilson did not see Queen Latifah and Monique's films as romantic comedies, but as "black movies".
While Wilson's comments certainly provoked rage, he seems to be trying to correct the situation. She tweeted that she would respond to the critique "when she promotes a movie on the appropriate forums," adding that she "never wants to disrespect anyone".