Rebel Wilson Talks About How People Treat Her Differently After Weight Loss

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If society in general has an issue with not only body image expectations, but the way we love to foist them on others, then Hollywood has at least double the trouble.

The women are made to feel like, unless they’re a certain size and body type, they’ll never be leading ladies.

You know what? That goes for the younger men, too, as Zac Efron has recently pointed out.


Rebel Wilson made a name for herself being the “funny fat girlfriend” in Pitch Perfect and other films, and so perhaps she wasn’t prepared for what might happen the day she dropped some pounds and stepped back into the spotlight.

Last year she shared her goal of getting to 165 pounds and continuing her work in Hollywood on Instagram, and since then, has been documenting her journey toward those goals on social media.

When she hit her weight loss goal, one month before she’d wanted to, she wanted to make sure that everyone knew it wasn’t the number that was important, but how she felt in her skin – and that was great.


She’s since gotten candid about her weight loss and how the world treats her now, saying it’s “interesting.”

“I liked to think I looked good at all sizes and stuff.

And I’ve always been quite confident, so it’s not like I wasn’t confident and now I’m super confident.

I think what’s been really interesting is how other people treat you.”

I, for one, do think she looked great at the size she was before, and also now. Win/win.

“Sometimes being bigger, people didn’t necessarily look twice at you. Now that I’m in good shape, people offer to carry my groceries to the car and hold doors open for you.”

Just more proof (not that we needed it) that society treats people who fit traditional beauty standards better than they do the rest of us – when really, we should be striving to be kind to everyone, regardless of what they look like.


Still, I’m happy for Rebel that she set goals for herself and met them, and that she’s feeling good.

I’ll be happy for her if she gains the weight back, too, as long as she’s cool with it.

Amazing how easy that is, don’t you think?