Rebel Wilson responds to allegations of girlfriend’s outing

“Apparently it wasn’t Rebel Wilson’s choice to come out.”

Rebel Wilson took to Twitter after an Australian newspaper was accused of “walking” her.

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In May, Rebel said she was “happily in a relationship” with someone she was a friend with — but she chose not to disclose who she was dating and her rep did not respond to Page Six’s request for comment. at the time.

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†[My friend] knew both of us for at least five years and he thought we could do it – and then we did! Rebel said about meeting her new SO

Then, on Thursday, Rebel posted a photo with her friend, Ramona Agruma, on Instagram. The image read: “I thought I was looking for a Disney Prince… but maybe I really needed a Disney princess all along.”

Though Ramona had been on Rebel’s Instagram and attended events with the actor before, it was Rebel’s first time publicly confirming they were in a relationship — leading many to call the post a public coming out for Rebel.

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On Saturday, however, the Sydney Morning Herald published an article stating that they had contacted Rebel on Thursday and given her two days to comment on her relationship “before publishing a single word”.

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“Big mistake,” said writer Andrew Hornery of contacting Rebel. “Wilson chose to overlook the story and posted to Instagram early Friday morning about her new ‘Disney Princess,’ the same platform she’d previously used to brag about her handsome ex-boyfriend, wealthy American beer baron Jacob Busch.”

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The writer went on to say that Rebel’s decision not to respond to the “discreet, candid and honest questions” was “inconvenient” as “she complained bitterly of poor journalistic standards” when she successfully sued the publication, Women’s Day, for defamation. after she branded her a serial liar.

The article further insinuates that anti-LGBTQ bigotry is no longer a major problem in the film industry:

It also suggests that it would have been fine to publish an article about Rebel dating a woman, since she posted on Instagram about her “hip boyfriend” and was publicly believed to be heterosexual:

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FWIW, we also don’t know if this is Rebel’s first gay relationship or to what extent she was openly queer in her private life. It’s none of our business!

The piece went viral on Twitter, with many accusing the publication of “outing” Rebel:

I just read this @smh piece 3 times to make sure I wasn’t reading it wrong. The publication messaged Rebel Wilson that they would release her in 2 days – and is now complaining that she chose to announce her relationship with a woman herself. Very amazing.

Twitter: @meghamohan

I am so disgusted by this. turns out that rebel wilson only came out to avoid being forcibly brought out and now that newspaper is mad at her for ruining their scoop? so they wrote this crap?? I’m so angry and I’m so sorry for rebel, no one deserves this.

Twitter: @sapphoslibrary

In case you were wondering how Pride Month is going, the @smh got in touch with Rebel Wilson to say they would be dating her for the next few days, so when Rebel herself came out the journalists threw a tantrum that she robbed them of an exclusive.

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The paper issued a follow-up denying that they had “outered” Rebel, claiming: “We just asked questions and included a deadline for a response by default. I hadn’t made a decision on whether or not to publish and the decision of the Herald of what to do would have been informed by any response Wilson had given.”

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Rebel herself then replied to a tweet which read: “Apparently Rebel Wilson’s choice was not to come out – the SMH has admitted to warning her two days in advance that they would “come out” her.

So apparently it wasn’t @RebelWilson’s choice to come out… The @smh/@theage admitted they warned her 2 days in advance that they would “out” her. Worse, openly gay men in the Sydney Morning Herald were involved. 🤦🏼‍♀️

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“Thank you for your comments,” Rebel wrote. “It was a very difficult situation, but I tried to handle it with grace.”

@katedoak @smh @theage Thanks for your comments, it was a very difficult situation but I tried to handle it with grace 💗

Rebel Wilson / Via Twitter: @RebelWilson

She further liked a series of tweets to support her:

I wish Rebel and Ramona all the best!

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