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Why Rebel Wilson has faced criticism after “hypocritical” Dubai trip

"So … any update on the situation of LGBTQ there?"

Rebel Wilson has come under fire for promoting her recent trip to Dubai to celebrate the opening of The Atlantis.

The 42-year-old faced backlash after posting about the launch, which featured Beyoncé as the headlining act.

“Atlantis The Royal is BEYond! What a weekend with BEY!” she captioned a video on Instagram, which showed the spectacular activities of the weekend with fiancé Ramona Agruma.

The new 43-storey resort spans 406,000 square kilometres and features six towers, 795 rooms, 17 restaurants and bars and the world’s largest jellyfish aquarium.

And while the Pitch Perfect actor was seen having the time of her life, fans took to the comments section slamming her for supporting Dubai and the United Arab Emirates — a country where homosexuality remains a crime punishable by death.

Fans slammed Rebel Wilson for travelling to a country where homosexuality is punishable by death

“So … any update on the situation of LGBTQ there?” one person wrote, while another said: “Aren’t you a member of LGBTQ+ community? The hypocrisy of it all.”

Another person said they were “unfollowing now”, questioning the country’s “human rights” and “LGBT” policies.

“A nice free trip, to a place that you can’t be gay in. I had friends who were homosexual in Dubai, they had to get a two-bedroom apartment just in case the authorities knocked on their door,” another said, while someone else commented: “You realise they’re anti you right? Do better.”

Others, however, wished the couple well.

“Aw welcome to Dubai! Looked like you had a fun weekend,” one person commented, before another said: “You two are gorgeous xxx.”

Rebel and Ramona also seemed to be sans baby for the $17k a night adventure, travelling without their newborn daughter Royce Lillian. While we don’t know for sure if she was just living a life of luxury in the hotel room, the tiny tot was not featured in any of the footage.

“And the baby is where?” someone asked in the comments.

Rebel and Ramona also seemed to be sans baby for the $17k a night adventure. Source: Instagram.

Rebel has yet to comment on any of the backlash.

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