Hugh Sheridan slams journalist who ‘outed’ Rebel Wilson and compares it to their own ‘coming out’

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Hugh Sheridan slams journalist who ‘outed’ Rebel Wilson and compares it to their own ‘coming out’

Hugh Sheridan has compared Rebel Wilson's 'outing' by an Australian newspaper to a 'taunting' piece written about them by the same reporter after thei

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Hugh Sheridan has compared Rebel Wilson‘s ‘outing’ by an Australian newspaper to a ‘taunting’ piece written about them by the same reporter after their own ‘coming out’ two years ago.

The Packed to the Rafters actor, who uses they/them pronouns, took to Twitter on Tuesday to blast the Sydney Morning Herald journalist Andrew Hornery for a column written about them in 2020.

‘Repeat offender @smh @theage this was the most painful piece to read just after coming out,’ the 36-year-old wrote, before linking to the offending article.

Actor Hugh Sheridan (pictured in November 2018) has compared Rebel Wilson's 'outing' by an Australian newspaper to a 'taunting' piece written about them by the same reporter after their own 'coming out' two years ago

Actor Hugh Sheridan (pictured in November 2018) has compared Rebel Wilson's 'outing' by an Australian newspaper to a 'taunting' piece written about them by the same reporter after their own 'coming out' two years ago

Actor Hugh Sheridan (pictured in November 2018) has compared Rebel Wilson’s ‘outing’ by an Australian newspaper to a ‘taunting’ piece written about them by the same reporter after their own ‘coming out’ two years ago 

They added: ‘We don’t “speak out” as we’re used to being taunted.

‘So much of this article isn’t fact. You should be ashamed of the treatment of humans who choose to come out.’

Hornery’s 2020 column made light of the fact Sheridan had just come out as ‘human’ and refused to be labelled as either gay or bisexual.

He also claimed Sheridan’s ‘publicists regularly planted stories of him supposedly dating women’ while remaining ‘silent on his relationships with other men’.

Sheridan is the latest in a long line of celebrities to blast the SMH for attempting to ‘out’ Wilson before she went public with her new girlfriend on Friday.  

Sheridan, who uses they/them pronouns, took to Twitter on Tuesday to blast the Sydney Morning Herald journalist Andrew Hornery for a column written about them in 2020

Sheridan, who uses they/them pronouns, took to Twitter on Tuesday to blast the Sydney Morning Herald journalist Andrew Hornery for a column written about them in 2020

Sheridan, who uses they/them pronouns, took to Twitter on Tuesday to blast the Sydney Morning Herald journalist Andrew Hornery for a column written about them in 2020 

Sheridan pictured with Rebel Wilson (right) and her girlfriend Ramona Agruma (left)

Sheridan pictured with Rebel Wilson (right) and her girlfriend Ramona Agruma (left)

Sheridan pictured with Rebel Wilson (right) and her girlfriend Ramona Agruma (left)

They joined other celebrities like Abbie Chatfield, who also took aim at the columnist for giving Wilson two days to respond before revealing she was dating a woman.

‘Rebel was basically being forced to come out, so she went, “I’ll just post about it then, to have control of my narrative and come out on my own terms,”‘ Chatfield said. 

Magda Szubanski also hit back at Hornery, tweeting: ‘Your paper has no god given right to know anything about the private life of anyone.’

Abbie Chatfield (pictured) has also joined the pile-on of celebrities attacking Hornery for supposedly trying to 'out' Wilson

Abbie Chatfield (pictured) has also joined the pile-on of celebrities attacking Hornery for supposedly trying to 'out' Wilson

Abbie Chatfield (pictured) has also joined the pile-on of celebrities attacking Hornery for supposedly trying to ‘out’ Wilson 

Wilson went public with her new girlfriend on Friday. (Pictured with Ramona Agruma in March)

Wilson went public with her new girlfriend on Friday. (Pictured with Ramona Agruma in March)

Wilson went public with her new girlfriend on Friday. (Pictured with Ramona Agruma in March)

‘I don’t claim to speak on behalf of Rebel Wilson, but for LGBTQIA+ people the consequences of what is nothing more than a hissy fit over who gets to print gossip can have devastating effects.’

Meshel Laurie wrote on Instagram: ‘This goes without saying, but we should all say it anyway I reckon. We should all make it very clear to @rebelwilson and to @andrewhornery that we are absolutely shocked and appalled by his actions.’

‘He was even given an opportunity by Rebel Wilson to avoid the shame of outing a human being in 2022, but he’s such a regressive person that he failed to recognise it.’

Chatfield then referred to the columnist giving Wilson two days to respond before revealing she was dating a woman. 'Rebel was basically being forced to come out, so she went, "I'll just post about it then, to have control of my narrative and come out on my own terms,"' she said

Chatfield then referred to the columnist giving Wilson two days to respond before revealing she was dating a woman. 'Rebel was basically being forced to come out, so she went, "I'll just post about it then, to have control of my narrative and come out on my own terms,"' she said

Chatfield then referred to the columnist giving Wilson two days to respond before revealing she was dating a woman. ‘Rebel was basically being forced to come out, so she went, “I’ll just post about it then, to have control of my narrative and come out on my own terms,”‘ she said 

The media personality continued: ‘He outed himself. He outed himself as crook room-reader, a sook and gossip columnist. So retro. And not in a good way babe.’

BBC reporter Megha Mohan wrote: ‘I’ve just read this piece 3 times to make sure that I wasn’t misreading. The publication messaged Rebel Wilson saying they would out her in 2 days – and is now complaining that she chose to announce her relationship with a woman herself. Quite astonishing.’

Hornery has since apologised for the ‘tone’ of his article, and said it was never his intention to ‘inflict pain’ when he asked Wilson about her relationship with Agruma. 

Magda Szubanski and Meshel Laurie also hit back at Hornery on social media

Magda Szubanski and Meshel Laurie also hit back at Hornery on social media

Magda Szubanski and Meshel Laurie also hit back at Hornery on social media

He admitted he had learnt some new and difficult lessons from the scandal. 

‘I genuinely regret that Rebel has found this hard. That was never my intention. But I see she has handled it all with extraordinary grace,’ he wrote in a column that replaced Sunday’s article online.

‘As a gay man I’m well aware of how deeply discrimination hurts. The last thing I would ever want to do is inflict that pain on someone else.’

It comes after Hornery (pictured) apologised for the 'tone' of his controversial Rebel Wilson article, and said it was never his intention to 'inflict pain' when he reached out to ask about her new relationship with Ramona Agruma

It comes after Hornery (pictured) apologised for the 'tone' of his controversial Rebel Wilson article, and said it was never his intention to 'inflict pain' when he reached out to ask about her new relationship with Ramona Agruma

It comes after Hornery (pictured) apologised for the ‘tone’ of his controversial Rebel Wilson article, and said it was never his intention to ‘inflict pain’ when he reached out to ask about her new relationship with Ramona Agruma 

Hornery said he thought his article would be a ‘happy story’ after seeing several months of photos of the couple together on Wilson’s Instagram page. 

‘I assumed there was a good chance she might be happy to discuss it,’ he explained.

‘She had already revealed a month ago that she had been dating and was very happy.’

The gossip columnist said he never meant his request for comment to be a threat, but rather to ‘make it clear’ that he was ‘sufficiently confident with his information and to open a conversation’. 

'I assumed there was a good chance she might be happy to discuss it,' Hornery explained. 'She had already revealed a month ago that she had been dating and was very happy'

'I assumed there was a good chance she might be happy to discuss it,' Hornery explained. 'She had already revealed a month ago that she had been dating and was very happy'

‘I assumed there was a good chance she might be happy to discuss it,’ Hornery explained. ‘She had already revealed a month ago that she had been dating and was very happy’ 

Source: | Dailymail.co.uk

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