The “Pitch Perfect” actress was facing criticism mostly from plus-sized fans who accused Wilson, who recently lost 80 pounds, of being biased against them. The followers were especially annoyed because Wilson used to be overweight herself.
One of the most popular videos came from TikTok creator Destiny Ann.
She said, “I don’t understand how someone who is plus size for the majority of her career and the majority of her life — someone who knows how hard it is to be fat, to shop for clothing and actually find it in your size — I don’t understand how someone with that background, that knowledge, can release a brand that only goes up to an XL.”
She also called the lack of plus-sized options “so disheartening.”
“[T]he irony of [R]ebel dropping a clothing line that she wouldn’t have even been able to shop at a few years ago,” the video caption said.
Wilson responded to all the criticism in her Instagram stories on Wednesday. The “Bridesmaids” star said she and partner Ramona Agruma “are experimenting with this limited capsule collection of only two pieces in limited sizes” and that if they prove successful, the pair “are planning on doing more colors and sizes.”
She encouraged followers to request the “colors or sizes” they would be “interested in for sweats.” Wilson also reported that the current collection is “Almost SOLD OUT.”
Wilson previously said her team was apprehensive when she told them she was planning to lose weight. The actress had made a name for herself playing overweight characters in comedies at that point, like “Fat Amy” in the “Pitch Perfect” franchise.
“I got a lot of pushback from my own team actually, here in Hollywood, when I said ‘Okay, I’m going to do this year of health, I feel like I’m really gonna physically transform and change my life,’” Wilson said during a 2021 interview with BBC.
“And they were like, ‘Why? Why would you wanna do that?’ Because I was earning millions of dollars being the funny fat girl and being that person,” she continued.
The actress recalled switching to healthier habits during her “year of health” and stopping the use of food as a coping mechanism for difficult emotions.