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Rebel Wilson Defends Her Friend Matt Lucas After His 'Little Britain' Blackface Controversy

Rebel Wilson Defends Her Friend Matt Lucas After His 'Little Britain' Blackface Controversy

Rebel Wilson is defending her friend, Bridesmaids co-star Matt Lucas, after his show Little Britain was pulled from Netflix over the use of blackface.

“I know my mates Matt Lucas‘ show Little Britain [was removed]…I think that’s a bit crazy. They obviously play many different characters on that show…He’s amazing, he’s the kindest, most decent human being ever,” Rebel said about the issue on Studio 10.

“There’s a lot of discussion right now about what’s off limits in comedy…where should comedians not go?,” Rebel was asked.

“It’s really hard…because at the moment we’re in a time of hyper social justice because there’s so many important things happening in the world, obviously right now racial equality is such an important issue. But for the past few years, especially with the #MeToo movement, there’s been a lot of social justice going on, which has made it difficult for comedians to flirt with that line. The thing is, throughout history, from way back with the court jesters in the monarchy, a comedian’s job is to flirt with the line of what’s acceptable,” she responded.

About if past controversial material should be erased, or viewed as a learning experience, Rebel added, “I’m not a fan of just erasing things. I think with history, you should learn from it. If you erase it, it’s a bit like denying it ever happened. That doesn’t seem like a good plan!”

Amid the Coronavirus lockdowns, Rebel actually revealed her fitness goals and goal weight.

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