Australian actress Rebel Wilson has slammed a journalist on Twitter, adding her picture and calling her "total scum", but it appears she may have got the wrong person, leading to distress for the innocent party.
The 'Pitch Perfect' star took to social media to shame a journalist she accused of harassing her grandmother...
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
Then, for good measure she posted a picture with the caption "total scum" - this tweet has since been deleted.
Readers were quick to respond, pointing out to Rebel that she had identified the wrong journalist:
@RebelWilson you have the wrong Elizabeth Wilson. This Liz works for House&Garden and hasn't harassed anyone. A case of mistaken identity.— Katlyn Macdonald (@katlynmac) February 26, 2016
@RebelWilson you definitely have the wrong woman. Liz would never ever harass a soul. Please remove this horrible allegation.— Alaana Cobon (@alaanafitz) February 26, 2016
But Rebel was having none of it...
Ps the lawyers who represent these dodgy tabloid 'journalists' who write utter crap on a weekly basis are now telling me I have facts wrong?— Rebel Wilson (@RebelWilson) February 26, 2016
The IRONY!!!!— Rebel Wilson (@RebelWilson) February 26, 2016
Since the tweets appeared, the 'House&Garden' magazine editor has reportedly been repeatedly trolled on Twitter, and News.com.au reports that she had left the office early due to distress.
And Rebel's not happy either, telling her two million followers...
Sorry I'm riled up about this situation but if your own grandma was harassed by employee of a company, you'd be up in arms too X— Rebel Wilson (@RebelWilson) February 26, 2016
There are no winners in this debacle.
Rebel recently appeared at the BAFTA Film Awards in London, where she sparked controversy with her jokes about how racist the Oscars were, how she was practising her "trans" face, and that she had taken a shine to Idris Elba because it was Valentine's Day, and she was programmed to like chocolate.
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