Rebel Wilson is promoting her Valentine's Day 2019 movie 'Isn't It Romantic', with Liam Hemsworth as her love interest.
She made the proclamation, "I’m proud to be the first-ever plus-sized girl to be the star of a romantic comedy."
Well she isn't the first plus-size woman to be the star of a romantic comedy.
Just because fat women are underrepresented doesn't mean they don't exist at all.
Queen Latifah has indeed starred in numerous rom-coms, from the charming 2006 hit 'Last Holiday' alongside LL Cool J to 2010's 'Just Wright' with Common.
Rebel Wilson's comment follows a harmful pattern of white people erasing black people.
It's important to recognize the plus-size trailblazers who helped create the more open, inclusive atmosphere we have now.
Hey girl! Yeah I of course know of these movies but it was questionable as to whether: 1. Technically those actresses were plus size when filming those movies or 2. Technically those films are catorgorized/billed as a studio rom-com with a sole lead. So there’s a slight grey area— Rebel Wilson (@RebelWilson) November 1, 2018