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

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Rebel Wilson has doubled down on a post stating she is the first plus sized rom-com star.

Commentators took to Twitter to point out that actresses such as Mo-Nique and Queen Latifah have paved the way before her, but Wilson refused to be corrected, questioning whether "technically those actresses were plus size". "Again, I am deeply sorry", she said ending her Twitter thread.

While talking about the film on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Wilson sparked controversy when she said: "I'm proud to be the first-ever plus-sized girl to be the star of a romantic comedy".

And on Tuesday, Australian actress Rebel Wilson apologised for her controversial comments, after copping backlash from fans and after American actress Mo'Nique spoke out to correct her. Wilson then took it a step further and began to block the people who tweeted at her about her statements - and most of the users she was blocking were black.

Instead of admitting her gaffe and moving on, though, it appears that Wilson is blocking people who've pointed out her mistake on Twitter.

She plays a New York City architect Natalie who after a bump on the head discovers her life has become a living romantic comedy and it won't end until she falls in love.

At the time, Rebel doubled down and replied that there is a "slight grey area" in the debate, causing more friction with the online community and a reaction from Mo'Nique herself. Queen Latifah starred in 2006's "The Last Holiday" and 2010's "Just Wright", while the Mo'Nique vehicle, "Phat Girlz, " came out in 2006.

Mo'Nique tweeted the Australian star, urging her to not "erase our talent", and she replied that she hadn't meant to do so, although she stopped short of apologizing.

The 38-year-old star, taking on the lead role in the upcoming romantic comedy titled "Isn't It Romantic" declared herself in one of her interviews with Ellen DeGeneres as the first plus-sized actor to star in a lead-role.