Amy Schumer’s career is on fire at the moment, and in the timeframe of 12 months, the funny girl was awarded her first Emmy and was part of the box office hit Trainwreck, which she also had a hand in creating. The star also experienced massive success and response to her viral sketch series Inside Amy Schumer. Currently, Amy is working on a comedy with incredibly talented Jennifer Lawrence and is experiencing a perfect romance with her new beau.
Although Schumer is now a household name and has found star status, the comedian still speaks with journalists and advertisers at Comedy Central’s presentation in New York, where she took jabs at her success and fame.
USA Today shares Schumer’s words at the event.
“Do you guys know that I’m really famous now? I think it’s gonna last another six months. Obviously, I’ve got behavioral issues. I didn’t know what being famous would be like. You can imagine, and then it actually really blows. You’re like, ‘Boo-hoo,’ and yes, I’m very rich now. Very rich. But now, I get to have things like: If I walk down the street in New York, people going, ‘Oh my god, I never do this, but would you (expletive) my brother?'”
Additionally, the star joked about events and scenarios involving her usual hot topics: blackouts from drinking and sex. Amy was also sure to get more real about issues that are a typical hurdle for women of different shapes and sizes in Hollywood. The outlet shares that Schumer spoke “about being told to shed pounds for Trainwreck, jesting about the fear she’d ‘hurt people’s eyes.'”
Interestingly enough, the curvy star, who often uses her own shape to highlight the skewed view of what is attractive in the entertainment industry, has been categorized as “plus size” by Glamour magazine. But this has received controversy, seeing as Schumer being plus-size is actually ridiculous.
Leah Degrazia of Elite Daily is in agreement on this point and was sure to express it in her latest blog about the newest addition to the magazine, which has added its first-ever plus-size issue.
“[W]hen I finally got a look at the cover, I noticed one of the women the magazine featured in its special plus-size-only issue was none other than Amy Schumer — Glamour, WHAT?”
Although the term is not given to Schumer, she is a part of the issue that showcases plus-size ladies. The blogger shares as to why this is off-putting and confusing to the reader.
“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.”
There is absolutely nothing wrong with being plus-size. The issue at hand is the fact that someone who would have typically been considered of average shape and size in recent years is now being categorized in the plus-sized range, which is a testament to how our society has influenced us to think that average is large.
Elite Daily is sure to commend Glamour for the addition of curvier ladies like Schumer but also draws attention to the fact that the label is not even entirely necessary.
“While it’s wonderful Glamour promotes these ladies as inspiring, none of these women labeled themselves “plus-size” in the past, so why should Glamour be allowed to categorize them? “
As for Amy’s physique and inclusion in the issue, this sends up a red flag because, as the blog states, Amy is not plus-size and this “sends the wrong message to young women who will believe the term ‘plus-size’ means having, like, a few extra pounds on you and a slightly curvier physique.”
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