In case you missed it, Rebel Wilson went a little ape on Twitter, firing shots at a journalist who allegedly harassed her “sweet, sick grandma”, but unfortunately, she got her wires a little more than crossed, completely mistaking the journo in question.
Wilson posted a tweet condemning a certain ‘Elizabeth Wilson’ who, she believed, worked for ACP Magazines, now Bauer Media, before posting a photograph calling her “total scum”, however seems it’s now a case of mistaken identity.
If your name is Elizabeth Wilson and you work for ACP Magazines, just know that you are a disgrace for harassing my sweet, sick grandma.
— Rebel Wilson (@RebelWilson) February 26, 2016
Bauer Media issued a statement in response, saying Rebel Wilson’s claims are completely false.
“Claims made by actress Rebel Wilson that a journalist working for ACP Magazines (Bauer Media) had contacted her grandmother are false,” it read.
“The person referred to in Twitter posts by Ms Wilson over the weekend was not working for Bauer Media in any capacity.
“Bauer Media also regrets the decision by Ms Wilson to post an incorrect picture of one of our highly experienced and respected staff members, who is in no way connected to these events and who has been left deeply distressed by the false accusation.”
Turns out, Rebel meant another woman, who she has also posted a photo of, blasting her for harassing her G’ma.
Unfortunately there are two Elizabeth Wilson’s who have worked for ACP Magazines in Oz (now known as Bauer Media Group), my apologies X — Rebel Wilson (@RebelWilson) February 27, 2016
But people were quick to jump on the tweet and correct her initial error, fighting it until she deleted the tweet.
“Could you please take down this photo. This is not the right Elizabeth Wilson. Elizabeth in this photo is from House&Garden Mag,” Kayla Gex replied on Twitter.
“You have the wrong Elizabeth Wilson. This Liz works for House&Garden and hasn’t harassed anyone. A case of mistaken identity,” Katlyn Macdonald added.
Twitter users had a balanced response, with fans supporting Rebel Wilson’s criticisms, while others flagged her wrongdoings.
@RebelWilson Rebel, you named and shamed an innocent woman. You’re smirking, she’s devastated. Your late, weak apology is pathetic.
— Bright Blue (@BrightBlue32) February 28, 2016
@RebelWilson they are jealous of people like you so they try to make your life and your family life tough . Ignore them your perfect ❤️❤️
— Dancer.Court❤️❤️❤️ (@rebelcourt55) February 27, 2016
@RebelWilson Rebel, you are guilty of the very thing you’re riled about. You abused an innocent person and incited hatred for her.
— Bright Blue (@BrightBlue32) February 27, 2016
@RebelWilson The irony is you’ve incited bullying to another innocent person. When are you going to set this mess straight? That poor woman
— Tweetsahoy (@74_tweetsahoy) February 26, 2016
@RebelWilson assholes are meant to be ignored and not waste your time upon! Live laugh love❤❤❤
— Surabhi (@surabhi_31) February 26, 2016
@RebelWilson I am glad that you are taking a stand , I think the media just needs to know what off limits and when to stop.
— Keith (@Keithhaffron) February 26, 2016