Amy Schumer thinks she is not a plus-size girl, according to People. The Trainwreck actress has slammed Glamour magazine for including her in the list of “plus-size women who inspire us.”
— Us Weekly (@usweekly) April 13, 2016
And it appears that the magazine didn’t even ask Amy Schumer’s permission to include her name on the list. The list is featured in the special bonus issue of Glamour magazine that was made in collaboration with Lane Bryant.
In her Instagram post posted last Tuesday, Amy Schumer was quick to point out that she doesn’t think there anything “wrong” with being a plus-size girl, saying that plus-size women are “beautiful healthy women.”
But she corrected the magazine, saying she oscillates between a size 6 and a size 8, while plus-size is size 16, according to America’s standards. Amy Schumer also slammed Glamour magazine for featuring her name in the plus-size issue without asking her permission to do so.
“Young girls seeing my body type thinking that is plus size? What are your thoughts? Mine are not cool glamour not glamourous.”
A spokesperson for Glamour told People that in no way did they want to offend Amy Schumer, assuring her that just like their readers, they all love the Inside Amy Schumer actress, which is why she was featured on the cover of the magazine in 2015.
“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.”
— Rolling Stone (@RollingStone) April 13, 2016
However, the spokesperson insisted that the magazine has never described Amy Schumer as plus-size. The magazine’s issue also features the actress’ 2015 cover story from the main Glamour magazine, while model Ashley Graham is featured on the cover of the issue.
At the 2015 Glamour Women of the Year Awards in June 2015, Amy Schumer took the stage to talk about her body size, saying she was about 160 pounds at that moment and assuring all those whom it may concern that she can “catch a d*** whenever I want.”
“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.”
According to People, Ashley Graham and Melissa McCarthy, both of whom were mentioned on the same page of the latest Glamour issue as Amy Schumer, have previously discussed the need to eliminate the term plus-size.
Attending SXSW back in March this year, Graham insisted the term plus-size is “totally outdated,” saying she wants to be called a model, not a label. McCarthy, speaking to Refinery29 in August 2015, said the term plus-size makes women feel bad about themselves.
This week, a preview for Inside Amy Schumer’s Season 4 was released by Comedy Central, according to GQ. The preview is sort of a Hamilton parody about flag maker Betsy Ross.
— Splitsider (@Splitsider) April 4, 2016
In the preview, Amy Schumer and her sister Kim Caramele show off their “hip-hopera” to Lin-Manuel Miranda, who has to watch the embarrassing performance from the sisters. Inside Amy Schumer Season 4 premieres on April 21 on Comedy Central.
And while Miranda thinks he’s going to be featured in the upcoming season of Inside Amy Schumer, it appears that the sisters just wanted someone to watch them perform hip-hop songs with lots of repetitions of the word “flag.” The sketch also features an adaptation of Hamilton‘s “My Shot” with the lyrics, “I am not throwing away my mop.”
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