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Rebel Wilson tweets apology after backlash over 'plus-sized' claims

Press Trust of India  |  Los Angeles 

Rebel has apologised for the comments she had made about "plus-sized" women actors in Hollywood.

The Australian actor, who will be next seen opposite in "Isn't It Romantic", had claimed in an interview with that she will be "first-ever plus-sized girl to be the star of a romantic comedy".

When users reminded her that actors and had fronted romantic comedies before, said there was a "grey area" around how those films were categorised.

After further backlash, the tweeted an apology.

"In a couple of well-intentioned moments, hoping to lift my fellow plus sized women up, I neglected to show the proper respect to those who climbed this mountain before me like Mo'Nique, Latifah, Melissa McCarthy, and likely many others," wrote.

"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. To be part of a problem I was hoping I was helping makes it that much more embarrassing & hard to acknowledge. I blocked people on because I was hurting from the criticism, but those are the people I actually need to hear from more, not less. Again, I am deeply sorry," she added.

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First Published: Tue, November 06 2018. 12:10 IST