Celebrities blast Australian newspaper for attempting to ‘out’ Rebel Wilson


Celebrities blast Australian newspaper for attempting to ‘out’ Rebel Wilson before she went public with new girlfriend Ramona Agruma

Australian celebrities have blasted a newspaper for attempting to ‘out’ Rebel Wilson before she went public with her new girlfriend Ramona Agruma on Friday.

On Saturday, Sydney Morning Herald columnist Andrew Hornery published a column in which he hit out at Rebel’s decision to ‘gazump’ his scoop, arguing he’d found out about the relationship and was going to publish a story about it.

Magda Szubanski hit back at Hornery, Tweeting: ‘Your paper has no god given right to know anything about the private life of anyone.’

Celebrities blasted an Australian newspaper for attempting to 'out' Rebel Wilson (right) before she went public with new girlfriend Ramona Agruma (left)

Celebrities blasted an Australian newspaper for attempting to ‘out’ Rebel Wilson (right) before she went public with new girlfriend Ramona Agruma (left) 

‘I don’t claim to speak on behalf of Rebel Wilson, but for LGBTQIA+ people the consequences of what is nothing more than a hissy fit over who gets to print gossip can have devastating effects.’

Meshel Laurie also wrote on Instagram: ‘This goes without saying, but we should all say it anyway I reckon. We should all make it very clear to @rebelwilson and to @andrewhornery that we are absolutely shocked and appalled by his actions.’

‘He was even given an opportunity by Rebel Wilson to avoid the shame of outing a human being in 2022, but he’s such a regressive person that he failed to recognise it.’

On Saturday, Sydney Morning Herald columnist Andrew Hornery published a column in which he hit out at Rebel's decision to 'gazump' his scoop, arguing he'd found out about the relationship and was going to publish a story about it

On Saturday, Sydney Morning Herald columnist Andrew Hornery published a column in which he hit out at Rebel’s decision to ‘gazump’ his scoop, arguing he’d found out about the relationship and was going to publish a story about it

The media personality continued: ‘He outed himself. He outed himself as crook room-reader, a sook and gossip columnist. So retro. And not in a good way babe.’

BBC reporter Megha Mohan wrote: ‘I’ve just read this piece 3 times to make sure that I wasn’t misreading. The publication messaged Rebel Wilson saying they would out her in 2 days – and is now complaining that she chose to announce her relationship with a woman herself. Quite astonishing.’

It comes after Hornery apologised for the ‘tone’ of his controversial Rebel Wilson article, and said it was never his intention to ‘inflict pain’ when he reached out to ask about her new relationship with Ramona Agruma.

Magda Szubanski and Meshel Laurie hit back at Hornery on social media

Magda Szubanski and Meshel Laurie hit back at Hornery on social media

Hornery admitted he has learnt some new and difficult lessons.

‘I genuinely regret that Rebel has found this hard. That was never my intention. But I see she has handled it all with extraordinary grace,’ he wrote in a column which replaced Sunday’s article online.

‘As a gay man I’m well aware of how deeply discrimination hurts. The last thing I would ever want to do is inflict that pain on someone else.’

Hornery said he thought that his article would be a ‘happy story’ after seeing several months of photos of the pair together on her Instagram page.

It comes after Hornery (pictured) apologised for the 'tone' of his controversial Rebel Wilson article, and said it was never his intention to 'inflict pain' when he reached out to ask about her new relationship with Ramona Agruma

It comes after Hornery (pictured) apologised for the ‘tone’ of his controversial Rebel Wilson article, and said it was never his intention to ‘inflict pain’ when he reached out to ask about her new relationship with Ramona Agruma 

‘I assumed there was a good chance she might be happy to discuss it,’ he explained.

‘She had already revealed a month ago that she had been dating and was very happy.’

The gossip columnist added he never meant his request comment to be a threat, but rather ‘make it clear’ that he was ‘sufficiently confident with his information and to open a conversation’.

'I assumed there was a good chance she might be happy to discuss it,' he explained. 'She had already revealed a month ago that she had been dating and was very happy'

‘I assumed there was a good chance she might be happy to discuss it,’ he explained. ‘She had already revealed a month ago that she had been dating and was very happy’ 

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