Rebel Wilson Responds to Backlash Over Lack of Plus Sizes in Clothing Line | Popgen Tech
Suffice it to say, Rebel Wilson probably didn’t have a Super Fun Night last night.
After launching her new loungewear label R&R Club earlier this month, the Australian actress has been accused of being undersized on social media this week.
Users on TikTok and Twitter noticed that the collection, which boasts a $179 hoodie and $149 sweatpants, was only offered in sizes XS to XL.
Critics have been quick to accuse her of being “fat-phobic” because she’s been plus-sized for most of her career — until she went on a “year of health” in early 2020 and lost about 80 pounds — but hasn’t offered more inclusive sizes. own collection.
On Tuesday night, Wilson took to her Instagram Stories to respond to the backlash.
The “Bridesmaid” actress said she and partner Ramon Agrum are “experimenting with this limited-edition capsule collection of just two pieces in limited sizes,” and that if they prove successful, the couple “plans to do more colors and sizes.”
She also asked subscribers to weigh in on “colors or sizes” they’d be “interested in for sweat.” In another image, she said the collection is “NEARLY SOLD OUT,” meaning larger sizes may be available soon.
Before she defended her brand on social media, the 42-year-old “Senior Year” star faced off against influencers who posted critical clips.
On TikTok, creator Destiny Ann said: “I don’t understand how someone who’s been plus size for most of their career and most of their life knows that it’s hard to be fat and buy clothes and actually find it in your size—I don’t understand how someone with that kind of education, that kind of knowledge, can put out a brand that only goes up to XL.”