Amy Schumer Slams Glamour Magazine for Including Her in 'Plus Size' Special Issue: 'Not Cool'
Amy Schumer is not happy with Glamour.
Schumer says that, without her permission, the magazine included her in their special “plus size” bonus issue in collaboration with Lane Bryant.
“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,” Schumer posted on Instagram, along with a photo of the page.
“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 tells PEOPLE that it was not their intention 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.”
The issue includes Schumer’s 2015 cover story in the main Glamour magazine, and features model Ashley Graham on the cover.
Schumer recently talked about her size in her acceptance speech at the 2015 Glamour Women of the Year Awards in June.
“I’m probably like 160 lbs. right now, and I can catch a d— whenever I want. It’s not a problem. It’s not a problem,” she said to cheers from the audience.
“I’m not going to apologize for who I am and I’m going to actually love the skin that I’m in. I’m not gonna be striving for some other version of myself.”
Other celebrities, including Graham and Melissa McCarthy, who were also mentioned on the special cover with Schumer, have spoken out about eliminating the term “plus size.”
“I think the word ‘plus-sized’ is totally outdated,” Graham said at SXSW in March. “It shouldn’t be about labels. I don’t want to be called a label, I want to be called a model.”
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“Seventy percent of women in the United States are a size 14 or above, and that’s technically ‘plus-size,’ so you’re taking your biggest category of people and telling them, ‘You’re not really worthy.’ I find that very strange,” she said.