The Sydney Morning Herald was planning to write a story about Rebel Wilson's relationship before she came out.
Wilson announced on Thursday on Instagram that she's dating fashion designer Ramona Agruma.
Wilson came out after ignoring the Herald's "requests for comment," columnist Andrew Hornery said.
The Sydney Morning Herald planned to out Rebel Wilson days before the actress publically came out as a member of the LGBT community and her new relationship.
On Thursday, Wilson announced on Instagram that she is dating fashion designer Ramona Agruma, Insider's Katie Boon previously reported.
Sydney Morning Herald columnist Andrew Hornery wrote on Saturday that Wilson posted about her new relationship after the Herald had reached out for comment with plans to write about it.
"In a perfect world, 'outing' same-sex celebrity relationships should be a redundant concept in 2022. Love is love, right?" Hornery wrote. "As Rebel Wilson knows, we do not live in a perfect world."
Hornery continued: "So, it was 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 with another woman, LA leisure wear designer Ramona Agruma, before publishing a single word."
Hornery seemed to quibble with the fact that Wilson decided to come out on her own terms. He also suggested that the paper was simply reporting on a celebrity's newfound relationship — in this case, Wilson's — which happened to be with a woman.
"Big mistake. Wilson opted to gazump the story, posting about her new 'Disney Princess' on Instagram early Friday morning, the same platform she had previously used to brag about her handsome ex-boyfriend, wealthy American beer baron Jacob Busch," Hornery said.
Hornery did not immediately respond to Insider's request for comment on Saturday.
"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," Hornery wrote. "Of course who anyone dates is their business, but Wilson happily fed such prurient interest when she had a hunky boyfriend on her arm."
While the Herald reported the news themselves, 10 News First's Kate Doak was the first reporter from another outlet to note that Wilson's coming out may not have been her own choice.
In a separate Herald story about Wilson's new relationship, Hornery wrote that Wilson "opted to make the revelations herself on social media" after she "ignored PS's requests for comment about the new relationship earlier this week."
A spokesperson for Wilson did not immediately respond to Insider's request for comment.
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