Rebel Wilson addresses backlash around controversial clothing line

Rebel Wilson has addressed the backlash surrounding her new loungewear label after she ‘disappointed’ fans with her lack of inclusive sizing. The fashion venture, called R&R, launched in November and currently consists of two items — a comfy-looking hoodie and sweatpants.

The first items are available only in sizes XS to L/XL, and the Pitch Perfect star has been accused of ‘forgetting her plus-sized roots’. This isn’t the only issue, as the matching outfit comes with an eye-watering price of $491.

L: Rebel Wilson modelling her new hoodie. R: Ramona Agruma and Rebel Wilson modelling their R&R collection
Rebel Wilson has addressed the controversy surrounding her new clothing brand. Photo: Instagram/rebelwilson & ramonaagruma

The Aussie star, who created the label with her girlfriend Ramona Agruma, has been slammed online since with fans calling her out regarding the lack of plus sizing.

“Imagine once being a plus size gal — then bringing out a clothing range that isn’t size inclusive,” one seething fan wrote.

“Absolutely disgusted by this. No plus sizes and [$491 AUD] for the top and bottom? Did you hit your head Rebel?” another asked.


“So disappointing that a formerly big bodied celebrity, who once had a plus size clothing line, is now peddling small size exclusive leisure wear at absurd markups. Way to toss out all the large body fans who boosted your early career. Ouch Rebel, ouch,” a third told the actress.

Two screenshots of TikToker Destiny Ann on top of Rebel Wilson's Instagram post
Rebel's lack of 'size inclusivity' didn't sit right with her fans. Photo: TikTok/itsyourdest

The online discourse was amped up after popular plus-sized influencer Destiny Ann created a TikTok addressing Rebel’s big mistake.

“I don’t understand, how someone who was plus-sized for the majority of her career, the majority of her life, someone who knows how hard it is to be fat, to shop for clothing and actually finding it in your size — I don’t understand how someone, with that background, that knowledge, can release a brand that only goes up to an XL,” she told her followers.

The TikToker rubbished claims that it’s ‘too expensive’ to manufacture multiple sizes, saying that the celebrity would be able to afford it, adding that it’s ‘disheartening’ to see.

Her video has racked up almost 100,000 views, and the majority of comments agree with the influencer.

The Aussie actress is planning to expand her size range in the future. Photo: Instagram/rebelwilson
The Aussie actress is planning to expand her size range in the future. Photo: Instagram/rebelwilson


The Senior Year star has now spoken out about her controversial decision, saying that different sizes will be offered in the future.

“We are experimenting with this limited capsule collection of only two pieces in limited sizes,” she wrote on her Instagram story. “In success we are planning on doing more colours and sizes for R&R CLUB”.

She also asked followers to send in what sizes and colours they would like to see as part of her range in the future.

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