Mo'Nique responds to Rebel Wilson's 'plus-sized' romantic comedy claims

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The Twitter commenter, Halfapintdoll, wrote that Queen Latifah and Mo'Nique had leads in romcoms way before she did. In addition, Wilson shared the same message on her Instagram last Thursday, writing: "I'm proud to be the first plus size girl to be the lead in a studio rom-com".

A number of Twitter users have also come up with other romantic comedies that fit the bill of having plus-sized female leads, including 1994 Australian hit Muriel's Wedding starring Toni Collette.

'In a couple of well-intentioned moments, hoping to lift my fellow plus-sized women up, I neglected to show the proper respect to those who climbed this mountain before me like Mo'Nique, Queen Latifah, Melissa McCarthy, Ricki Lake and likely many others, ' Rebel tweeted.

- Halfapintdoll (@Halfapintdoll) November 1, 2018 Wilson responded to the tweet, but only to defend her already incorrectly proven statement. "Let's please not allow this business to erase our talent with giving grey areas and technicalities", Mo'Nique tweeted in response.

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But fans of Queen Latifah and Mo'Nique were quick to point out on Twitter that both plus-size actors starred in rom-coms in 2006 - Queen Latifah in the Last Holiday and Mo'Nique in Phat Girlz. "Let's please not allow this business to erase our talent with giving grey areas and technicalities", the Oscar victor said.

Film and television critic ReBecca Theodore-Vachon even gave it a hashtag: #RebelWilsonBlockedMe. Next, Wilson's choice to block people of color for criticizing her also makes her seem not only unwilling to listen, but unwilling to listen to voices different from her own.

'I support all plus-size ladies and everything positive we are doing together, ' the actress concluded.

Liam Hemsworth, Priyanka Chopra, and Adam DeVine also star in the rom-com set for release on Valentine's Day, 2019.

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