Rebel Wilson’s ‘outing’ sparked an ‘international response’

The days of “getaway” stars for their sexuality are definitely “gone,” says Sky News host Chris Smith.

The Sydney Morning Herald has come under fire for giving actress Rebel Wilson a two-day deadline to respond to claims she was dating a woman.

Wilson uploaded an Instagram post announcing her relationship before the Herald’s deadline, but columnist Andrew Hornery then posted a “Private Sydney” column complaining she had “gazumped” their scoop by going public before taking the stock market. had a chance to publish.

Hornery and the newspaper’s editor, Bevan Shields, both defended the paper’s actions, but eventually deleted the column amid the furore, but made no apologies to the actress.

Mr Smith noted that the “outing” has provoked an “international response”.

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