Rebel Wilson addresses backlash to new clothing line's 'disappointing' size inclusivity

Rebel Wilson is getting some backlash for the lack of size inclusivity in her new clothing line. (Photo by Valerie Macon/AFP via Getty Images)
Rebel Wilson is getting some backlash for the lack of size inclusivity in her new clothing line. (Photo by Valerie Macon/AFP via Getty Images)

Rebel Wilson is facing some heat.

The 42-year-old has been called out on social media over the lack of sizing options in her new clothing line, R&R Club, which she launched last month with her girlfriend, Ramona Agruma, as a "little experiment."

The brand, which is described as "a very exclusive capsule collection" with "super limited" stock, currently only sells a white hoodie featuring the line's logo for $244, along with a matching pair of sweatpants for $204.

But people online have called the brand "disappointing" and "outrageous" due to its high pricing and lack of size inclusivity, where the smallest size offered is an XS and the largest is an L/XL.

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"Way to be inclusive in sizing considering all the plus-size people who support you. Disappointed," one Instagram user wrote on a post Wilson made on Nov. 4.

"You mean to tell me all this time as a plus-size woman and now you lose weight and now your clothes only go up to an XL? Yikes," another added.

"You used to be plus size and you only go up to an XL. How disappointing," one person shared.

"It is not size inclusive for a plus-size girl. Here I was about to drop $200 on a hoodie and they are not made for big girls. #Ironic," penned another person.

"As a woman who used to be plus-size, you think you would have made more inclusive sizing. I'm disappointed," someone commented.

Wilson rose to fame with her role of "Fat Amy" in the 2011 film "Pitch Perfect," helping her become one of Hollywood's most recognizable comedians.

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The "Senior Year" and "Hustle" actress even garnered praise in 2016 when she collaborated with plus-size fashion brand, Torrid, on a 24-piece limited edition spring collection.

"The reaction I've received from the first collection has been so overwhelmingly positive," Wilson shared at the time. "I'm loving seeing the pictures of girls and women in my clothes on social media, feeling confident and loving themselves. Just like I have different personalities in the roles I play, I mixed things up in the second collection to show a different side of my fashion tastes and I'm so thrilled with the results."

That same year, Wilson received some backlash when she admitted she thought her weight would bolster her career.

"I saw my size as being an advantage, whereas so many women see it as a disadvantage," she insisted in an interview with The Sunday Telegraph at the time, adding that she questioned why a cast mate early in her career, one who was larger than her, was getting more laughs.

"I remember distinctly thinking, 'I think it's because she's fatter.' And then, I don't know if it was mega-conscious, but I thought, 'How can I get more laughs? Maybe if I was a bit fatter.' And then suddenly I was fatter, and doing comedy."

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In 2020, Wilson decided to embark on a "year of health," where she lost more than 31 kilograms and experienced an "unexpected" benefit.

"When I was heavier, it was kind of like a barrier. In some ways, that barrier protected me from things, but now that it's gone, I'm much rawer as a person," she told Yahoo Life earlier this year. "It's had an unexpected benefit of helping my acting, because I've not got anything protecting me, I'm raw. ... I'm just weirdly a much better actress, and I never thought that would be a side benefit.

"I do feel the best I've ever felt. It's not just about how I look on the outside, but kind of how I feel about myself. I do think beauty is in all shapes."

But in December 2021, Wilson revealed that not everyone on her team was on-board about her weight loss.

"I got a lot of pushback from my own team, actually, here in Hollywood when I said, 'OK I'm gonna do this year of health. I feel like I'm really gonna physically transform and change my life.' And they were like, 'Why? Why would you want to do that?'" Wilson recalled during an interview with the BBC. "Because I was earning millions of dollars being the funny fat girl and being that person."

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Some TikTok users are calling out Wilson for the "disheartening" message now being shown in the lack of size inclusivity with R&R Club.

"The irony of Rebel dropping a clothing line that she wouldn't have even been able to shop at a few years ago," TikTok user Destiny Ann wrote in a post she made, explaining that she can't "understand" Wilson's move to exclude sizes larger than an XL.

Lacey-Jade Christie, another TikTok user, also called Wilson out for her new clothing line.

"Rebel! Why'd you forget about us?!" she captioned her video, where she said, "I can't be the only one that is both floored and flabbergasted by the fact that [the line] only goes to an XL. I know she's not fat anymore, but the fat community supported Rebel Wilson for her whole career. She profited off of being a fat person, a fat character ... she was fat for most of her professional life. She was a beacon for fat people."

Rebel Wilson addressed the backlash to the new clothing line she shares with Ramona Agruma, R&R Club, in a few Instagram Stories. (Photos via @rebelwilson on Instagram)
Rebel Wilson addressed the backlash to the new clothing line she shares with Ramona Agruma, R&R Club, in a few Instagram Stories. (Photos via @rebelwilson on Instagram)

Eventually, Wilson took to her Instagram Stories to acknowledge some of the backlash she's faced, confirming that she and Ramona Agruma plan to expand their line.

"In success, we are planning on doing more colours and sizes for R&R Club,” Wilson wrote in photo posted on her Instagram Stories.

In a following post, Wilson echoed the sentiment that R&R Club is a new project for the couple.

"We are experimenting with this limited capsule collection of only two pieces in limited sizes," Wilson clarified, before asking what "colours and sizes" fans would potentially be interested in.

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