Amy Schumer Has The Best Response To Being In Glamour's Plus-Size Issue
Glamour recently released its first plus-size issue, which was a pretty big deal for both the magazine and fashion industry.
On the magazine's cover is plus-size model Ashley Graham, who is a strong advocate of body acceptance and displaying the beauty of curvier women.
You go, Graham.
However, when you take a closer look at the magazine, you'll find one of the women featured is Amy Schumer.
The 34-year-old comedian wears between a size 6 and 8, and plus-size for America is considered a 16.
Schumer posted her response to Glamour on Instagram, sharing her confusion about being placed in a magazine labeling her body plus-size without her consent. Plus, it's just not accurate.
The caption read,
I think there's nothing wrong with being plus size. Beautiful healthy women. Plus size is considered size 16 in America. I go between a size 6 and an 8. @glamourmag put me in their plus size only issue without asking or letting me know and it doesn't feel right to me. Young girls seeing my body type thinking that is plus size? What are your thoughts? Mine are not cool glamour not glamourous.
Sorry, Glamour, but Amy Schumer is definitely not plus-size. Not only does this send the wrong message to young women, it's an inaccurate representation of Schumer's body type. Perhaps it's better if we just ditch the labels and create magazines that include all types of women.
Elite Daily editor Leah Degrazia explained it, writing,
This Glamour issue only makes it more apparent we should just get rid of these labels altogether. Then, women of all shapes and sizes could be featured in one magazine, and there wouldn't even need to be this special plus-size issue.
We have your back, Schumer.