Amy Schumer Protests Glamour Using Her In Its 'Plus Size' Issue

Amy Schumer thinks there’s nothing wrong with being plus size.

But labelling her that way in a magazine, without her consent? That’s “not cool.”

In an Instagram post on Tuesday, the comedian criticized Glamour magazine for including her in its plus size edition without asking.

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 A photo posted by @amyschumer on Apr 5, 2016 at 8:18am PDT

“Plus size is considered size 16 in America,” she wrote. “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.”

The post had about 73,000 likes as of Tuesday afternoon.

In a subsequent post, she said labels like “plus size” are “unnecessary”:

Thanks for your thoughts to the people who didn’t tell me how I “should feel” Bottom line seems to be that these labels are unnecessary and reserved for women #muchlove A video posted by @amyschumer on Apr 5, 2016 at 11:17am PDT

Glamour editor Cindi Leive responded to Schumer on Twitter, saying that the magazine never called her plus size, and that she was included under a section labelled, “Women Who Inspire Us,” alongside Adele, Melissa McCarthy and Ashley Graham.

We love Amy Schumer, & would never want to offend her. To be clear, @glamourmag special edition never called her plus-size…— Cindi Leive (@cindi_leive) April 5, 2016

Her 2015 cover story was included in the edition, aimed at sizes 12 and up, with the coverline “Women who Inspire Us” bc…— Cindi Leive (@cindi_leive) April 5, 2016

…her longtime message of body positivity—& talking back to body haters—IS inspiring. (To me, too!)— Cindi Leive (@cindi_leive) April 5, 2016

To be clear, size 6-8 is not plus. (Even size 12—frequent size of “plus” models—is smaller than average American woman!)…— Cindi Leive (@cindi_leive) April 5, 2016

But women of all sizes can be inspired by one another’s words. So sorry if implication was otherwise, Amy.— Cindi Leive (@cindi_leive) April 5, 2016

Schumer’s not the only one who’s not a fan of the “plus size” label.

Neither is Ashley Graham, who told TMZ that people won’t be talking about models’ sizes within five to 10 years.

Nor is Melissa McCarthy, who told E! News last month she hates the term “real woman” and hates the term “plus size.”

“I’ve got plenty of friends [of all sizes] and different shapes and everything, and I don’t want any of them to feel like they aren’t ‘real women,'” she said.

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