Rebel Wilson apologized for claiming she was "the first girl to have the biggest figures to be the star of a romantic comedy," while promoting her new film Not Romantic. In a Twitter post, the actor wrote: "In some good-time moments, in the hope of raising my fellow men, plus the size of women, I was ignored to show the right respect to those who climbed this mountain in front of me, Nique, Queen Latifah, Melissa McCarthy, Ricki Lake and possibly many others. "
Wilson made the initial comment when she was a guest at The Ellen Show on October 31, but she was recalled after she pointed out that Queen Latifah and Moequie Nique had starred in romantic comedies – Last Holiday and Phat Girlz respectively – in 2006.
Wilson's initial response to the social media was supposed to be a "gray area", writing: "It was questionable as to whether: 1. Technically these actors were plus the magnitude when filming those films or 2. Technically these films are catorgorized / charged [sic] as a rom-com studio with unique lead. "
However, a response from Moore, asking Wilson to "take a moment and get to know the story, is NOT A PARTY OF TROUBLESHOOTING," caused a further statement from Wilson: "Hi Monique, it was never the intent to delete someone else's achievements and I love you and Queen Latifah so much x I support all the ladies plus the size and all the positive we do together. "
Wilson also expressed his consent to blocking Twitter users who had responded negatively to Ellen Show's performances, including a series of women in color. "With the help of some very compassionate and well-thought-out responses from others in social media, I now realize what I said was not just wrong but also incredibly infamous … blocking people on Twitter because I hurt by criticism, but these are the people who really need to hear more, no less. "