Rebel Wilson responds to his girlfriend's accusations on a walk

Rebel Wilson responds to his girlfriend’s accusations on a walk

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

Rebel Wilson commented on Twitter after an Australian newspaper accused her of “outing” her.

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In May, Rebel said she was “happy in a relationship” with someone a friend set up — but she did not choose to reveal who she was in a relationship with and her representative did not respond to Page Six’s request for comment at the time.

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Then, on Thursday, Rebel posted a photo with her friend, Ramona Agruma, on Instagram. The photo captioned, “I thought I was looking for a Disney Prince…but maybe what I’ve really needed all this time is a Disney princess.”

While Ramona has appeared on Rebel’s Instagram and attended events with the actor previously, this was the first time Rebel had publicly confirmed that they were in a relationship — leading many to call the post public by Rebel.

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However, on Saturday, the Sydney Morning Herald published an article in which it said it reached out to Rebel on Thursday and gave her two days to comment on their relationship “before publishing one word”.

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“Fatal mistake,” writer Andrew Hornery said of reaching out to Rebel. Wilson chose to follow the story, posting about her new ‘Disney Princess’ on Instagram early Friday morning, the same platform she had previously used to brag about her handsome ex-boyfriend, wealthy American beer baron Jacob Bush.

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The writer further said that Rebel’s decision not to respond to “confidential, genuine, and honest inquiries” was “disappointing” given “how she bitterly complained about poor journalism standards” when she sued the magazine, Women’s Day, for defamation after calling her a serial liar.

The article goes on to suggest that LGBTQ prejudice is no longer a major problem in the film industry:

He also points out that it was a good idea to post an article about Rebel dating a woman because she posted about her “huge boyfriend” on Instagram and he was publicly assumed to be heterosexual:

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FWIW, we also don’t know if this was Rebel’s first gay relationship or how weird it was in her private life. Nor is it our business!

The article spread on Twitter, and many accused its publication of a “picnic” for the rebels:

I just read this article @smh 3 times to make sure I didn’t misread. The post sent Rebel Wilson a message saying they’d get her out in a couple of days – and she’s now complaining that she chose to go public with a woman herself. Very amazing.


Twitter: @meghamohan

I am so disgusted by this. It turns out that rebel Wilson only came out to avoid being forced, and now this newspaper is angry at her for destroying her ladle?? So they wrote this mess?? I am so angry and so sorry for the rebels, no one deserves this.


Twitter: @sapphoslibrary

In case you were wondering how Pride Month is going, smh reached out to Rebel Wilson to say they’ll be taking it out in the next few days, so when Rebel came out herself, reporters were throwing a tantrum that stole their exclusive.


Twitter: @manwithoutatan

The newspaper issued a follow-up letter in which it denied that they had “disclosed” Rebel, claiming, “We simply asked questions and as usual practice included a deadline for a response. I made no decision as to whether or what to publish, and the Herald’s decision on what to do was to be communicated by no response provided by Wilson.”

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Rebel herself then responded to one tweet that said, “Obviously it wasn’t Rebel Wilson’s choice to come out – SMH admitted giving her heads up two days before telling her they were going to come out.”

So obviously it wasn’t @RebelWilson’s choice to come out… @smh/ @theage admitted to giving her a couple of days in advance that they were going to take her out. Even worse, the openly gay men of the Sydney Morning Herald took part in this. 🤦🏼‍♀️ https://t.co/Zl80zg01SW


Twitter: @katedoak

“Thank you for your comments,” Rebel wrote. “It was a very difficult situation but trying to deal with it kindly.”

katedoaksmhtheage Thanks for your comments, it was a very difficult situation but I try to handle it gently 💗

Rebel Wilson / Via Twitter: @RebelWilson

She also liked a series of backing tweets:

I wish all the best to the revolutionaries and Ramona!

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