Amy Schumer Joins the Movement Against the Term 'Plus Size' After Slamming Glamour: 'We Are Done with These Unnecessary Labels'
The comedian is speaking out again after calling out Glamour for including her in their special "plus size" issue
After the comedian slammed Glamour magazine for including her in their “plus size” bonus issue sponsored by Lane Bryant, she tweeted that qualifying women with labels is pointless.
“Thanks for sharing your thoughts everyone except the people who told me what I ‘should feel’ or what I ‘should have focused on,’ ” Schumer tweeted.
“Bottom line seems to be we are done with these unnecessary labels which seem to be reserved for women.”
Earlier Tuesday Schumer Instagrammed a photo of Glamour‘s special issue cover, explaining that calling her “plus size” is potentially harmful for young girls.
“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,” she said.
“Young girls seeing my body type thinking that is plus size? What are your thoughts? Mine are not cool glamour not glamourous.”
A spokesperson from Glamour told PEOPLE that they didn’t mean to offend Schumer.
“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.”
But Schumer now joins the many other models and celebrities who are calling for an end to the term, including Ashley Graham, who modeled for the cover, and Melissa McCarthy, who was included in the roundup with Schumer, among others.
“I’ve always hated the word ‘plus-size.’ It bugs me,” Meghan Trainor previously told Elle. “Everything Melissa [McCarthy] said is completely accurate. [They’re] a big part of our society, women who are size 14, and how are you going to criticize us? The word ‘plus-sized’ should be gone.”
“I don’t like the label ‘plus-size’ – I call it ‘fiercely real,’ Tyra Banks told HuffPost Style. “I don’t want to use the term ‘plus-size,’ because, to me, what the hell is that? It just doesn’t have a positive connotation to it. I tend to not use it.”