The Twitterverse was quick to point out that Rebel was not the first plus-sized woman to lead a romantic comedy, and that African-American actresses Queen Latifah and Mo-Nique have both starred in multiple rom-com's as their lead for years.
Many people on Twitter said that Wilson (a white woman) was erasing black women from film with her comments.
Rebel took to Twitter to respond to backlash by initialling calling movies such as Phat Girlz and The Last Holiday a “grey area”
Precious actress and academy award winner Mo’Nique, then tweeted Rebel Wilson saying, "Let's please not allow this business to erase our talent".
Wilson seemed to take the comments, both by Mo’Nique and other Twitter users, on board in a series of tweets, and stated, “it was never my intention to erase anyone else’s achievements.”
Let’s hope Rebel has listened to her critics and learned for next time.