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Sydney Morning Herald admits they planned to 'out' Rebel Wilson & gave her 48 hours to respond

The comments have led to backlash online worldwide.

The Sydney Morning Herald has admitted they planned to ‘out’ actress Rebel Wilson, saying they gave her 48 hours to comment on her relationship with fashion designer Ramona Agruma.

Columnist Andrew Hornery said it was out of “an abundance of caution and respect that this media outlet emailed Rebel Wilson’s representatives on Thursday morning, giving her two days to comment on her new relationship…before publishing a single word.”

“Big mistake. Wilson opted to gazump the story, posting about her new “Disney Princess” on Instagram early Friday morning.”

“Considering how bitterly Wilson had complained about poor journalism standards when she successfully sued Woman’s Day for defamation, her choice to ignore our discreet, genuine and honest queries was, in our view, underwhelming.”

The comments have led to backlash online worldwide, with many people expressing disgust at the paper for planning to 'out' her.

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