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A Newspaper Threatened to Out Rebel Wilson—So She Beat Them to the Punch

A Newspaper Threatened to Out Rebel Wilson—So She Beat Them to the Punch

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Not on Rebel Wilson’s watch.

Rebel Wilson's journey to coming out wasn't all cupcakes and rainbows.

The Australian actress, who publicly came out on Thursday, June 9, was reportedly approached by The Sydney Morning Herald two days in advance before the publication meant to out her as being in a same-sex relationship. As a result, she decided to reveal the relationship herself on social media.

Following Wilson's announcement, The Sydney Morning Herald's "Private Sydney" columnist Andrew Hornery published a bitter article about how the Isn't It Romantic actress got ahead of the story and came out of the closet herself instead of being outed by the publication.

This particular article has been deleted from The Sydney Morning Herald website since then, but screenshots still live online, as seen below.

On Monday, June 13, Hornery published another column titled, "I made mistakes over Rebel Wilson, and will learn from them." In it, the columnist admitted to "mishandling" his coverage of the story and noted how reaching out to Wilson felt like he was "threatening" to out her.

"I got it wrong," Hornery wrote. "I allowed my disappointment to cast a shadow over the piece. That was not fair and I apologize."

Meanwhile, Wilson has been living her best life now that she's gone public with girlfriend Ramona Agruma. The actress is also preparing for the release of her upcoming film, Senior Year, which is scheduled to premiere in 2022.

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