Rebel Wilson has addressed accusations that a newspaper tried to out her saying she is attempting to handle with grace.
On Friday the Australian actress and comedian announced she was in a relationship with a woman writing I thought I was searching for a Disney Prince but maybe what I really needed all this time was a Disney Princess love is love. On the following day Sydney Morning Herald columnist Andrew Hornery wrote that the paper had known about the relationship days before Wilson went public and that it had given the Pitch Perfect actress two days to comment.Mr Hornery said Wilson had ignored the Heralds request for comment and instead chose to gazump the papers planned reveal.Mr Hornerys article faced a huge online backlash with many on social media saying its unethical to pressure people into coming out.In response to one such post on Twitter Wilson said it was a very hard situation but trying to handle it with grace.On Sunday Herald editor Bevan Shield addressed the backlash denying that the paper had outed Wilson.Our weekly Private Sydney celebrity column last week asked Wilson if she wished to comment about her new partner.
We would have asked the same questions had Wilsons new partner been a man he wrote in an editorial.We wish Wilson and Agruma well the article concluded.Wilsons post revealing her relationship with clothing designer Ramona Agruma received over 1.7 million likes and supportive comments from fellow celebrities such as Anna Kendrick Jodie Comer and Ariana DeBose.A Stonewall spokesperson said Coming out is a deeply personal decision. Whether when and how to come out should be decided by the individual entirely on their terms.It is simply not OK to out LGBTQ+ people or put pressure on us to come out. Media outlets should take care not to sensationalise LGBTQ+ lives and relationships.