Taking to Twitter, the Australian actress explained that America really needs to follow Australia's example regarding gun laws.
I don't like getting political but America you really have to follow Australia's example re gun laws.— Rebel Wilson (@RebelWilson) July 24, 2015
Her comments come after last week's tragic Louisiana theater shooting, which claimed the lives of two people and injured nine others before the gunman turned the gun on himself.
Wilson continued her train of thought by explaining there has not been a mass shooting in Australia since the country overhauled its gun laws — but her comments have angered a lot of American citizens.
I don't remember a mass shooting in Australia since they overhauled the gun laws. It seems like every week in America there's a shooting.— Rebel Wilson (@RebelWilson) July 24, 2015
I just want people to be safe, especially people that are doing one of my favorite things in the WORLD - going out to the movies 2 have fun.— Rebel Wilson (@RebelWilson) July 24, 2015
The reaction to Wilson's opinion has been swift and fast, with critics telling her to leave their country, and some even going so far as attacking her weight and intellect.
@RebelWilson Stick to comedy. It's funny for you to be stupid in movies not politics.— Adrian (@BAMBOOZER806) July 24, 2015
@RebelWilson how'd the gun ban work for the Sydney cafe in 2014? Try that shit in Texas and someone will have a gun to stop it.— Laura (@laura___11) July 24, 2015
@RebelWilson Stick to eating and being unfunny. Don't lecture a country you aren't even from.— Derek Sorenson (@DerekCSorenson) July 25, 2015
@RebelWilson You had a mass shooting in a cafeteria a few months ago. Gun control never stops criminals. It only hurts law-abiding people.— World View (@SeesEarth) July 24, 2015
Jersey Shore's Jenni "JWoww" Farley also reacted to Wilson's comments, explaining that it's not the gun laws that need to be changed, but the health care system.
@RebelWilson OUR gun laws don't need to be changed. 300 million people abide everyday.It's our mental health system that needs help/funding— JWOWW (@JENNIWOWW) July 25, 2015
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