Rebel Wilson sparks debate with lavish health retreat: ‘Unrealistic'

Rebel Wilson has been open about her ‘year of health’, after shedding 35kg in 2020 by prioritising exercise.

However, her latest Instagram post has divided opinion, with some fans accusing the Pitch Perfect star of being out of touch.

L: Rebel Wilson in a black crop top and exercise pants in front of Austrian mountains. L: Rebel Wilson wears a green top, white skirt with a green trip, baseball cap and sunglasses at an Austrian resort.
Rebel Wilson is staying at a luxury wellness resort. Photo: Instagram/rebelwilson

Sharing a photo of herself in a black crop top and exercise shorts, the Senior Year star stunned in front of gorgeous Austrian mountains in Altaussee, Austria.

Rebel is currently staying at Vivamayr Altaussee, which is a costly luxury wellness and medical detox centre.

The Park Residence, the top accommodation option, will set you back roughly $3,200 AUD per night, with guests having to pay extra for medical services or cosmetic treatments.


The centre is a hotspot for celebrities, and has seen visitors such as Elizabeth Hurley, Karlie Kloss, The Rolling Stones and Kate Moss.

Rebel’s simple caption of the snap seemed to hit a sore spot, writing, “Living that Vivamayr lifestyle. Health = Wealth.”

Rebel Wilson poses in front of a pool, wearing a one shoulder pink swimsuit with a white sarong tied around her waist.
The star has been sharing snaps from her time in Europe. Photo: Instagram/rebelwilson

It didn’t take long for her followers to start accusing the star of being privileged.

“It’s great to see you’re healthy and fit, but for most people, especially those on a salary under $200k, $100k, going to this place is simply unrealistic. While you can afford to pay for PT’s to train you daily etc, the rest of [us] can’t,” a follower wrote.

“Exactly. Wealth = health. She got it backwards,” another fan agreed.

“Literally though, because the only people that can afford that place are wealthy ones,” commented a fan.

“I’m so happy for you and your transformation, however when you post please be mindful that the majority of people cannot afford and do not have access to the therapies of your choice. Keep it authentic just like your beginnings,” a fourth added.

While many were upset with Rebel, plenty of fans jumped at the chance to defend her.

“She is incredibly talented, motivated and successful. Do you want her to hide her resulting financial success so as not to provoke your hyper jealousy? Don’t make your problem look like her problem,” one fan retorted.

“That whole place looks absolutely stunning. You’re glowing,” a second chimed in.

“Just because Rebel has been successful doesn’t mean she shouldn’t enjoy or celebrate her life as she sees fit (and can afford). It’s up to us to manage our own expectations,” another weighed in.

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