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Amy Schumer Slams ‘Glamour’ For Including Her in Plus-Size Issue

Actress and comedian Amy Schumer wasn’t too happy to learn that she was featured in a special issue of Glamour magazine dedicated to plus-size women. Schumer says that the magazine included her without her permission and without any concern for her own self-identification. She added that the implications could be detrimental for young girls who read Glamour.  

“Plus size is considered size 16 in America. I go between a size 6 and an 8… Young girls seeing my body type thinking that is plus size? What are your thoughts? Mine are not cool glamour not glamourous,” Schumer vented on Instagram.

Schumer is definitely not the only celebrity to take issue with the controversial term. Model Ashley Graham, who recently made history by appearing on the cover of Sports Illustratedsaid at SXSW in March, “I think the word ‘plus-sized’ is totally outdated. It shouldn’t be about labels. I don’t want to be called a label, I want to be called a model.”

And Schumer agrees, “Bottom line seems to be that these labels are unnecessary and reserved for women.” 

Glamour has since issued an apology, stating, “First off, we love Amy, and our readers do too – which is why we featured her on the cover of Glamour last year. The cover line on this special edition – which is aimed at women size 12 and up – simply says “Women Who Inspire Us,” since we believe her passionate and vocal message of body positivity IS inspiring, as is the message of the many other women, of all sizes, featured. The edition did not describe her as plus-size. We are sorry if we offended her in any way.”

Sydnee is, above all, a pizza enthusiast who occasionally drinks green juice for online documentation (because pics or it didn’t happen). Her lifelong social ambitions include hanging around with Rachel, Ross, Monica, Chandler, Phoebe and Joey at Central Perk at 11:30 on a Wednesday. Lover of the East Coast and the world’s worst cook. Follow her on Instagram @lovesydneemarie.
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