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People Called Rebel Wilson Out on Twitter After She Claimed She's the First Plus-Size Rom-Com Lead



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.






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