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Rebel Wilson is set to star in the upcoming romantic comedy satire Isn’t It Romantic? and appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show in October to discuss the film and her trailblazing role as the first plus-sized woman to star in a romantic comedy. Speaking with DeGeneres, Wilson, who is also a producer on the film, said “I’m kinda proud to be the first-ever plus-sized girl to be the star of a romantic comedy.”

In actuality, Rebel isn’t the first. She’s not even the second. Of course, mistakes happen, IMDb pages are skipped–it happens. But when Wilson was called out on Twitter for her “first” mistake, she doubled down on her claims and began blocking critics. The Australian actress has since apologized, but not before things got messy.

Sure, there’s not a huge list of rom com titles starring plus-sized women, but Wilson pretty clearly isn’t the first. Just to name a few, there was Queen Latifah in Bringing Down The House and Last Holiday, and Mo’Nique in Hair Show.

The work of these actors was brought to Wilson’s attention on Twitter, but instead of realizing her mistake and apologizing, Wilson tried to defend her statement. Replying to one Twitter user, Wilson said that movies starring Queen Latifah and Mo’Nique were a ‘grey area.’ Oh, Rebel. No.

Wilson also began blocking critics at this point, seeming to focus on women of colour who were questioning her statement, leading to the hashtag #RebelWilsonBlockedMe.

Comedian and actor Mo’Nique decided to weigh in at this point, giving a masterclass in how to craft an articulate and constructive tweet in the middle of what can best be described as a hot mess of a situation.

Mo’Nique’s tweet appeared to be the push Wilson needed to reevaluate her stance, with the actor sending out her first draft of an apology. Or, the studio heads got angry that their upcoming film was being jeopardized with bad press. We’ll never know.

On Monday, Wilson expanded on her apology, saying that her well-intentioned statement neglected the work of those who came before her.

Wilson also addressed blocking critics, saying that she was reacting from a place of pain.

Calling yourself ‘the first’ anything is always dangerous territory. Just ask Sam Smith. When it comes to calling yourself the ‘first’ in a group of people who have traditionally been ignored and marginalized, in this case plus-sized women and women of colour, the importance of doing your homework cannot be overstated.

Let’s label this a ‘teachable moment.’