Rebel Wilson criticized for promotional trip to Dubai months after coming out

Rebel Wilson and her fiancé Ramona Agruma were among the A-list guests at the extravagant opening of Atlantis The Royal hotel in Dubai over the weekend.

And while the lesbian couple appeared to be having the time of their lives at the lavish event, the Pitch Perfect star, 42, is now facing criticism from fans who point out that the United Arab Emirates is known for its anti-LGBT laws .

After Rebel posted about the ritzy trip on Instagram, many followers wondered why she was promoting tourism in a country where same-sex sexual acts are a criminal offense – although these laws aren’t always enforced.

Rebel Wilson, 42, (right) and her fiancé Ramona Agruma (left) were among the A-list guests at the extravagant opening of Atlantis The Royal hotel in Dubai over the weekend

Rebel Wilson, 42, (right) and her fiancé Ramona Agruma (left) were among the A-list guests at the extravagant opening of Atlantis The Royal hotel in Dubai over the weekend

Wilson, who has been a member of the LGBT community since coming out last June, posted a video of herself and Agruma having a good time in Dubai.

The opening of the luxury resort hotel featured an exclusive concert by Beyoncé, who reportedly paid $34 million for her performance.

‘Atlantis The Royal is over! What a weekend with BEY!’ the Bridesmaids star gushed in a caption alongside photos from the event.

While the lesbian couple appeared to be having the time of their lives at the lavish event, the Pitch Perfect star is now facing criticism from fans pointing out that the United Arab Emirates is known for its anti-LGBT laws.

While the lesbian couple appeared to be having the time of their lives at the lavish event, the Pitch Perfect star is now facing criticism from fans pointing out that the United Arab Emirates is known for its anti-LGBT laws.

The opening of the luxury resort hotel featured an exclusive concert by Beyoncé, who reportedly paid $34 million for her performance

The opening of the luxury resort hotel featured an exclusive concert by Beyoncé, who reportedly paid $34 million for her performance

While the lesbian couple appeared to be having the time of their lives at the lavish event, the Pitch Perfect star is now facing criticism from fans pointing out that the United Arab Emirates is known for its anti-LGBT laws.

Followers were quick to criticize Wilson for promoting the UAE and one of its most luxurious cities, citing its notorious anti-gay laws.

“So… any update on the LGBTQ situation there?” asked one.

“Aren’t you a member of the LGBTQ+ community?” another noted.

After Rebel posted about the posh trip on Instagram, many followers wondered why she was promoting tourism in a country where same-sex sexual acts are a criminal offense — though these laws aren't always enforced

After Rebel posted about the posh trip on Instagram, many followers wondered why she was promoting tourism in a country where same-sex sexual acts are a criminal offense — though these laws aren't always enforced

After Rebel posted about the posh trip on Instagram, many followers wondered why she was promoting tourism in a country where same-sex sexual acts are a criminal offense — though these laws aren’t always enforced

‘Human rights? LGBTQ? Now unfollow,” a third wrote, while a fourth added, “Oh, the privilege. What about other LGBT people?’

Another lashed out at Wilson for condoning the country’s reputation so she could enjoy “a nice free trip.”

‘I had gay friends in Dubai. They had to get a two-bedroom apartment in case the authorities knocked on their door,” they added.

Wilson was joined by some of the world's biggest stars, including Kendall Jenner, Liam Payne and Ellen Pompeo, for the publicity spectacle for Atlantis The Royal

Wilson was joined by some of the world's biggest stars, including Kendall Jenner, Liam Payne and Ellen Pompeo, for the publicity spectacle for Atlantis The Royal

Wilson was joined by some of the world’s biggest stars, including Kendall Jenner, Liam Payne and Ellen Pompeo, for the publicity spectacle for Atlantis The Royal

Wilson was joined by some of the world’s biggest stars, including Kendall Jenner, Liam Payne and Ellen Pompeo, for the publicity extravaganza for Atlantis The Royal.

Channel Seven presenter Sonia Kruger, who inexplicably made it onto the guest list, first thought her invitation to the ‘next-level wacky’ opening was a ‘joke’, as it came via her Instagram DMs.

She said Fifi, Fev and Nick on Monday morning: “You walk through the hotel foyer and walk past Kendall Jenner, there’s Jay-Z at the beach bar.”

Channel Seven's Sonia Kruger, who inexplicably made it onto the guest list, first thought her invitation to the 'next-level crazy' opening was a 'joke' because it came through her Instagram DMs

Channel Seven's Sonia Kruger, who inexplicably made it onto the guest list, first thought her invitation to the 'next-level crazy' opening was a 'joke' because it came through her Instagram DMs

Channel Seven’s Sonia Kruger, who inexplicably made it onto the guest list, first thought her invitation to the ‘next-level crazy’ opening was a ‘joke’ because it came through her Instagram DMs

According to AMERA Internationala legal aid website for refugees, the UAE’s Penal Code says that sexual acts outside heterosexual marriage carry a penalty of at least one year of ‘imprisonment’.

However, it continues: ‘The Arabic of Article 354 is written in such a way that it could be understood as condemning all male homosexual intercourse to the death penalty or only forced male homosexual intercourse.

Amnesty International interprets the article as condemning perpetrators of rape of both men and women to death, but it can also be translated: “Whoever rapes a woman or sodomizes a man.”

Sonia (pictured in Sydney in December) told Fifi, Fev and Nick on Monday morning: 'You walk through the hotel foyer and walk past Kendall Jenner, there's Jay-Z at the beach bar'

Sonia (pictured in Sydney in December) told Fifi, Fev and Nick on Monday morning: 'You walk through the hotel foyer and walk past Kendall Jenner, there's Jay-Z at the beach bar'

Sonia (pictured in Sydney in December) told Fifi, Fev and Nick on Monday morning: ‘You walk through the hotel foyer and walk past Kendall Jenner, there’s Jay-Z at the beach bar’

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