An Australian newspaper has denied going out actress Rebel Wilson because of the outcry when it reported on her new relationship.
Bridesmaid Star shared a photo of her with Ramona Agruma on Instagram saying, “I think I’m looking for a Disney Prince… but maybe what I’ve really needed all this time is a Disney Princess #loveislove.”
But in a story published by the Sydney Morning Herald, columnist Andrew Hornery described how Wilson allegedly “ignored” their request for comment on the relationship earlier that week and instead that revealed her own news.
While Wilson did not directly refer to the story in the paper, she tweeted: “It’s a very difficult situation but trying to solve it gracefully” on Sunday in an apparent reference to the row. “
Meanwhile, Sydney Morning Herald editor Bevan Shields has denied that the paper “ignored” her.
He said: “Like other headlines on a daily basis, we simply ask questions, and as standard practice include a deadline for responses. I don’t make decisions on whether to publish or not, and The Herald’s decision on what to do will be informed by any answers Wilson has provided.”
His denial that the paper forced Wilson to come after two columns of Mr Hornery in which he sought to explain how the newspaper acted “with caution and respect”.
It included a complaint that Wilson chose to “gaze” them and reveal her own news.
He wrote: “Considering how bitterly Wilson complained about poor standards of journalism when she successfully sued Women’s Day for defamation, her choice to ignore discreet, genuine queries Our honesty and truthfulness are, in our opinion, astonishing.
“Of course, it’s up to them who dates, but Wilson happily receives such cautious attention when she has a hot boyfriend in her arms.”
LGBT rights charity Stonewall criticized the publication: “Launching is a deeply personal decision.
“Whether to launch or not, when and how will be decided by the individual, completely depends on their conditions.
“It’s simply not possible to ‘remove’ LGBTQ+ people or pressure us to come out.
“The media should be careful not to report sensationalizing LGBTQ+ lives and relationships.”