Amy Schumer slams Glamour for saying she is plus-size
6 April 2016 Entertainment News
Fourth Estate Staff
Los Angeles, CA, United States (4E) – Amy Schumer is not happy with Glamour magazine calling her a plus size in its latest issue as she was included in the list that involved Melissa McCarthy, Adele, and Ashley Graham.
Schumer took to Instagram to post a snippet of the magazine’s photo. She is listed under the headline “Women Who Inspire Us.” The publication’s issue is said to be a plus-size only edition.
The comedienne then slammed the list saying, "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 ."
Schumer is not on the cover of the issue but she graced it before. Also, she is part of the “women who inspire” section but a spokesperson for the magazine that they did not label her as a plus size.
The statement from the spokesperson said that they love Schumer and their readers love the comedienne too that is why she was featured on the cover of Glamour magazine last year.
The statement added, "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."
The “Trainwreck” actress has been vocal about her body image in the past. During an interview with Maria Shriver on the “Today Show,” the actress said that it is an emotional thing for her as she has been struggling with it her whole life.
She noted that body image is a struggle in the entertainment industry as she has to stand on stage in front of people. Sometimes, she said that she cannot performer her best or be confident due to what she is wearing. She gives credits to her stylist, Leesa Evans, for changing the way she feels about herself. She shared, "It was such a gift to be given to learn how to dress, to feel good about myself, and that's the gift we want to give to everyone, everywhere.”