Known for her witty antics and outspoken nature against body shaming vernacular, Amy Schumer once again took to social media in efforts to combat a recent characterization of her body by a magazine.
Amy Schumer writer and comedian of the Comedy Central show “Inside Amy Schumer” recently posted on Instagram regarding a photo of herself in Glamour magazine with the description of plus-sized.
While Schumer has nothing against plus-size women, says CNN, she keeps getting classified as one. To Schumer, that’s a problem.
"I think there's nothing wrong with being plus size. Beautiful healthy women," Schumer wrote in the caption. "Plus size is considered size 16 in America. I go between a size 6 and an 8."
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 went on to explain that the magazine classified her as plus-size without discussing it with her. One her Instagram post she went on to say that Glamour "put me in their plus size only issue without asking or letting me know and it doesn't feel right to me."
Glamour spoke up about the issue saying "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 statement said. "The edition did not describe her as plus-size. We are sorry if we offended her in any way."
A writer for the millennial blog site “Elite Daily” discussed the situation saying “Now, Glamour doesn't directly attribute the word plus-size to Amy Schumer on the cover (and it's yet to be seen how the mag describes her inside), but placing her name on an all-plus-size issue does associate her with the term, and many people will pick up the copy of the magazine with the expectation of opening it up to spreads of only plus-size women," Leah Degrazia of Elite Daily wrote.
As for Schumer … she tweeted this message.
Bottom line seems to be we are done with these unnecessary labels which seem to be reserved for women. pic.twitter.com/VUnrgFseRl
— Amy Schumer (@amyschumer) April 5, 2016