Rebel had appeared on the Halloween episode of "Ellen" to promote her upcoming movie "Isn't It Romantic", and shared how "proud" she is to have top billing because it marks a trailblazing moment for fuller-figured actresses.
It was that bold comment which caused a backlash, with several viewers of the show taking to Twitter to question Rebel's claim.
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Wilson responded with a lawsuit which she won but was later forced to pay back a substantial sum.
Rebel Wilson caught some heat on Thursday for declaring herself the first plus-sized woman to be the lead in a romantic comedy.
Naturally, the internet was quick to point out that Wilson's remarks were, in fact, incorrect, and Queen Latifah and Mo'Nique have already captured that title. Yeah I of course know of these movies'. Technically those actresses were plus size when filming those movies or 2.
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It wasn't long before Mo'Nique herself got involved requesting Rebel "not allow this business to erase [their] talent with giving grey areas and technicalities". Technically those films are categorised/billed as a studio rom-com with a sole lead.
Another Twitter user who begs to differ is Mo'Nique, star of the 2006 rom-com "Phat Girlz" and she issued a gentle reminder that one should "know the history" before making claims. "So there's a slight grey area", Wilson tweeted. "I wish you the best".
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There's parts of the game that they enjoy and you want to take them away from them. Well, you're going to do it at some stage - you know that, you know that.
'I support all plus-size ladies and everything positive we are doing together, ' the actress concluded.