Rebel Wilson Responds to Sydney Morning Herald Admitting It Almost Outed Her Relationship with Ramona Agruma
Rebel Wilson’s decision to go public with a relationship with a woman was not entirely her choice, the Australian actress confirmed on Sunday.
Wilson worked on her romance with fashion and jewelry designer Ramona Agruma Official Instagram on Thursday, writing, “I think I’m looking for a Disney prince…but maybe what I really need all this time is a Disney Princess” and tagged the hashtag “#loveislove.”
This couple appeared at Vanity FairThe post-Oscar party together and Agruma have become something of a regular on Wilson’s Instagram page in recent months, but the star has never commented on their relationship.
Some fans wondered, then: Why now? Turned out, Sydney Morning Herald is to blame.
On Saturday, Emissary published a column by socialite writer Andrew Hornery, revealing that the newspaper had intended to cover Wilson’s affair. Framing it as a “discreet, genuine, and honest” journalistic endeavor, Hornery writes that it was not intended to be “out of an abundance of caution and respect” but Emissary gave Wilson a two-day period to comment.
“Big mistake,” columnist. “Wilson chose to review the story.”
42-year-old actress on Sunday seems to have been confirmed the EmissaryHer account, said on Twitter that “it’s a difficult situation” but that she is “trying to solve it gracefully.”
Activists and allies have frequently pointed out that it is inappropriate to pressure anyone to comment on their gender, saying it is a person’s choice about when and how they appear. as anything other than heterosexual.
A storm of criticism on social media has been leveled Emissary and Hornery, who wrote in his column that “[o]Of course, it’s up to them to date, “only to dispel that sentiment by accusing Wilson of being “happy.” [having] showed such deep interest when she had an attractive boyfriend in her arms. “
“It’s unlikely she experienced discrimination let alone homophobia – subconsciously or openly – which sadly still affects so many gay, lesbian and non-heterosexuals. ,” he argues later in the following section.
The Emissary has since doubled, with editor Bevan Shields publishing another column defending the newspaper’s actions on Sunday. “We would ask the same questions if Wilson’s new partner were a man,” he wrote. “To say that Emissary Wilson was wrong. “
Shields continued: “Like other front page ads on a daily basis, we only ask questions and as standard practice include a deadline for responses. “I don’t make decisions about publication or what, and Herald’s The decision on what to do will be informed by any feedback Wilson provides. Wilson has decided to publicly reveal her new partner—who has been a highlight on her social media accounts for months. ”
Wilson has previously talked about her new relationship – without identifying Agruma or revealing details about her own sexuality – to People in the May. Speaking to the magazine she formed with a newbie after announcing she was quitting the dating apps, Wilson said, “We talked on the phone for weeks before meeting. And it’s a really good way to get to know each other. In that sense, it’s a bit old-fashioned — very romantic. ”