Rebel Wilson Breaks Her Silence Over “Outing” Controversy. Here’s All You Need To Know About What Happened
With Pride Month here, one of the good news we recently received was Rebel Wilson coming out by posting a photo with partner Ramona Agruma where she called Ramona her “Disney Princess”. Awww, adorable! However, this has given rise to outrage as fans have accused an Australian publication, the Sydney Morning Herald, of outing the actress and forcing her to come out as gay. Rebel Wilson has now come out and talked about the experience.
Wilson announced on Instagram on Friday that she had found her “Disney princess” by posting a selfie with partner Ramona Agruma. The Sydney Morning Herald reported the next day that they had known about the relationship before it became public and had offered Wilson two days to remark.
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Wilson “opted to gazump the story”, according to columnist Andrew Hornery, claiming that her choice to reject their discreet, real, and honest questions was underwhelming. The newspaper was chastised online, with LGBTQ+ activists claiming that pressuring people to come out as gay was unacceptable.
Bold move to run an editor’s note claiming that the paper wasn’t trying to out Rebel Wilson after the columnist in question has already written not one but two columns describing in intricate detail his attempts to out Rebel Wilson
— Sarah Holland-Batt (@the_shb) June 12, 2022
Rebel Wilson has commented on the controversy. She took to Twitter and said, “Thanks for your comments, it was a very hard situation but trying to handle it with grace.”
Thanks for your comments, it was a very hard situation but trying to handle it with grace 💗
— Rebel Wilson (@RebelWilson) June 12, 2022
The publication has since withdrawn the editorial and replaced it with a fresh one in which it apologises for how it handled the incident. Hornery writes in the most recent story, that it is not the Herald’s job to “out” anyone, and that this is not what they set out to do. He further said that he sees why his email was interpreted as a threat and that it was framed incorrectly.
Absolute kicker is @smh legitimately scolding Rebel Wilson bc when faced with a newspaper saying they are going to out her without her consent & she has two days to supply a quote, she quickly came out first.
As if @smh owns HER story, is entitled to break it & she scooped THEM!
— Deadloch Stan Account (@sallyrugg) June 12, 2022
Hornery stated that he and the Herald would henceforth approach things differently to ensure that they always take into account the complications people encounter when it comes to their sexuality. The publication initially denied attempting to “out” Wilson. Bevan Shields, the magazine’s editor, explained that they merely asked questions and, as it is common practice, set deadlines for a response.