By Andrea Park CBS News November 6, 2018, 1:14 PM Rebel Wilson apologizes for saying she's the first female plus-size rom-com lead

Rebel Wilson attends Australians In Film's 5th Annual Awards Gala on October 19, 2016 in Los Angeles.

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Rebel Wilson is apologizing after she claimed to be the first plus-size female star of a romantic comedy. The "Isn't It Romantic" star also said she was sorry for blocking her critics online after they blasted her for neglecting stars like Mo'Nique and Queen Latifah, among others.

She tweeted, "In a couple of well-intentioned moments, hoping to lift my fellow plus sized women up, I neglected to show the proper respect to those who climbed this mountain before me like Mo'Nique, Queen Latifah, Melissa McCarthy, Ricki Lake and likely many others. With the help of some very compassionate and well-thought out responses from others on social media, I now realize what I said was not only wrong but also incredibly hurtful."

In a couple of well-intentioned moments, hoping to lift my fellow plus sized women up, I neglected to show the proper respect to those who climbed this mountain before me like Mo’Nique, Queen Latifah, Melissa McCarthy, Ricki Lake and likely many others.

— Rebel Wilson (@RebelWilson) November 5, 2018

With the help of some very compassionate and well-thought out responses from others on social media, I now realize what I said was not only wrong but also incredibly hurtful. To be part of a problem I was hoping I was helping makes it that much more embarrassing & hard to-

— Rebel Wilson (@RebelWilson) November 5, 2018

She added that she blocked people because she was "hurting from the criticism," but admitted, "those are the people I actually need to hear from more, not less. Again, I am deeply sorry."

acknowledge. I blocked people on Twitter because I was hurting from the criticism, but those are the people I actually need to hear from more, not less. Again, I am deeply sorry.

— Rebel Wilson (@RebelWilson) November 5, 2018

Last week, the comedian came under fire after she said on "Ellen" that she was "proud to be the first-ever plus-sized girl to be the star of a romantic comedy." Social media users quickly called her out with reminders that Mo'Nique, Queen Latifah, Ricki Lake Nikki Blonsky and others were leads in romantic comedies. Wilson attempted to clarify her comments, claiming that she was not necessarily incorrect because it was "questionable" if those actresses were plus-size during the time they filmed their movies or if the films qualified as studio rom-coms.

Hey girl! Yeah I of course know of these movies but it was questionable as to whether: 1. Technically those actresses were plus size when filming those movies or 2. Technically those films are catorgorized/billed as a studio rom-com with a sole lead. So there’s a slight grey area

— Rebel Wilson (@RebelWilson) November 1, 2018

Mo'Nique herself hit back at Wilson and said, "Hey my sweet sister. Let's please not allow this business to erase our talent with giving grey areas and technicalities. Take a moment and know the history. DON'T BE A PART OF ERASING IT. I wish you the best."

Hey my sweet sister. Let’s please not allow this business to erase our talent with giving grey areas and technicalities. Take a moment and know the history. DON’T BE A PART OF ERASING IT. I wish you the best.

— Mo'Nique Worldwide (@moworldwide) November 3, 2018

Wilson responded that it was never her "intention to erase anyone else's achievements." The actress blocked several of her Twitter critics, and many of them claimed that she singled out people of color in particular, pointing out that she only responded to a tweet by a white woman.

So instead of apologizing for being wrong @RebelWilson is blocking Black andPOC women who let her know that she isn’t actually the first plus size lead of a romantic comedy. Yikes. pic.twitter.com/NTxyDqsh0v

— Kimya Dawson (@mrskimyadawson) November 4, 2018

Thank you Mo’Nique. And she’s probably busy telling you she “supports all plus-sized women” & didn’t try to erase anyone, but as of now, she hasn’t apologized for misspeaking & blocked ALL plus-sized Black & Brown women who corrected her nicely. She’s just trying to save face 🤷🏾‍♀️ pic.twitter.com/pB8eHoyTyq

— Clarkisha “Technically Plus-Sized” Kent (@IWriteAllDay_) November 4, 2018

That’s nice but Rebel you have blocked NUMEROUS black and non- black POC women who have tried to have he conversation and most commented in the same tone as the one white woman you decided to respond to. That’s a problem.

— Kayla Prefers Ham Over Turkey Marie (@Maria_Giesela) November 4, 2018

Goodnight to everyone EXCEPT Rebel Wilson and anyone who refuses to put some respect on the lived experiences and accomplishments of Fat Black Women.

— Blair Imani (@BlairImani) November 4, 2018

Rebel Wilson about to block every black person on twitter lmao. https://t.co/fppkVzNxCb

— laila (@itslaila8) November 4, 2018

Though Wilson apologized for her comment, she did not address accusations that she was silencing voices of color.

"Isn't It Romantic" is set for a February release.