Rebel Wilson addresses the brand’s lack of plus-size clothing

Rebel Wilson has addressed the backlash over the lack of sizing options in her R&R Club clothing line.

The brand, run by Rebel and her friend Ramona Agruma, launched last month. Only two products are currently being sold: a $179 hoodie and $149 matching sweatpants.

Rebel announced the garments’ release on November 3, saying it was a “limited edition drop” that she and Ramona were doing “as a little experiment.”

But fans were quick to notice that the largest size option on offer was an L/XL combo, while the smallest was an XS. As a result, some people were disappointed that the clothing didn’t cater to a wider range of people, especially given Rebel’s rise to fame as a plus-size celebrity figure.

Rebel gained popularity after starring as “Fat Amy”. Pitch perfect film series in 2012 – a role to which she credits much of her success today.

She became known for her uncompromising attitude towards her size and was praised in 2015 when she partnered with plus specialty clothing store Torrid for a super inclusive collection.

However, in 2016, Rebel sparked backlash after she admitted she thought she’d get “more laughs” if she was “fatter.”

“I thought, ‘Oh. This girl laughs a lot, a lot easier than me. What is it?’ Because I don’t think there’s a big difference in talent. And I remember thinking right there, ‘I think that’s because she’s fatter,'” she told The Telegraph. “And then I don’t know if it was megaconscious, but I was like, ‘How can I get more laughs? Maybe if I was a little fatter…’ And then all of a sudden I was fatter and I was doing comedy.”

Rebel said she sees her height as “an asset” that ultimately helped bolster her career, rubbing several fans the wrong way.

Then, in 2020, Rebel embarked on a public health journey, most of which she has openly documented on her Instagram page.

With that in mind, many fans are frustrated by the lack of sizing options for plus-size buyers in Rebel’s new clothing line.

Popular TikToker Destiny Ann called out Rebel for the “disheartening” move, captioning her video: “Can we talk about the lack of size inclusivity in Rebel Wilson’s new brand??? wtf.”

She said: “I don’t understand how someone who has been plus size for most of their career, most of their life – someone who knows how hard it is to be fat, to buy clothes and actually get them your size find — I don’t understand how someone with this background, this knowledge, can put out a brand that only goes up to XL.”

Several fans immediately agreed, calling the whole thing “so disappointing” before spotlighting their old collection with Torrid.

“Remember her hot collection I lived for it lol I still have the patchwork sweater from the collection and it’s still my favorite,” one person wrote. “How is she going to work with plus size brands and then do this???” said another.

Another TikTok user, Lacey-Jade Christie, also criticized R&R’s lack of inclusivity for plus-size, accusing Rebel of “forgetting” a community she was once a part of.

“Rebel! Why did you forget us?!” She captioned her video, saying, “I know she’s not fat anymore, but the fat community has been supportive of Rebel Wilson throughout her career. She benefited from being a fat person, a fat character… She was a beacon for fat people, she was a good rep, and now she thinks she kind of forgot about us?”

Meanwhile, users on Twitter and Instagram echoed that same feeling when they pushed Rebel to serve larger sizes.

“Rebel Wilson has launched a clothing line whose largest size is ‘L/XL’ after basing her entire career on being fat its so freaking funny,” one person wrote.

Rebel Wilson launched a clothing line whose largest size is L/XL after basing her entire career on being fat, it’s so damn funny


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“I find it so interesting how Rebel Wilson started out as a plus size person and decided to make her clothing brand very size exclusive like fat people don’t deserve to wear clothes? Like a taller person doesn’t have a perspective that short people don’t have…?” said another.

i find it so interesting how rebel wilson started out as a plus size person and decided to make her clothing brand very size exclusive like fat people don’t deserve to wear clothes? Like being a bigger person didn’t give you a point of view that short people don’t have…?


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“This whole Rebel Wilson situation really gets under my skin. She honestly released a clothing line that does not include plus sizes and even combines L and XL. Her entire career has revolved around mocking her own oversized body. Such damn audacity,” wrote a third.

This whole Rebel Wilson situation is getting under my skin. She honestly released a clothing line that does not include plus sizes and even combines L and XL. Her entire career has revolved around mocking her own oversized body. That damn audacity.


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At the same time, others were outraged by the high prices, as the combined price of the hoodie and sweatpants was over $300.

“Mrs Rebel Wilson coming out with a $300 set that only goes to L/XL when I speak-” one user tweeted alongside a screenshot showing her comment calling Rebel after the Sizes surveyed was capped by her Instagram page.


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Well, after facing growing pressure from fans to speak out about the controversy, Rebel has now addressed them briefly.

Rebel – who shared a photo of herself with the R&R collection – confirmed on her Instagram Stories that she and Ramona plan to release a wider range of sizes within their brand.

“With success we plan to do more colors and sizes for the R&R CLUB,” she wrote.

She then repeated the same comment she made at the brand’s launch, explaining that she and Ramona are currently “experimenting” with limited sizes.

“We’re experimenting with this limited edition capsule collection of just two pieces in limited sizes,” she wrote, before asking fans what “colors or sizes” they’d be interested in the brand releasing.

“What colors or sizes would you be interested in for R&R CLUB sweatshirts?” she asked.

It remains to be seen what Rebel’s future clothing line has in store, but with several brands now easily able to offer a wide range of sizes, fans are hoping the actor will do the same.

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