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Amy Schumer Milks ‘Glamour’ Fiasco For Self-Promotion, Lies About Size?

Amy Schumer was wrongly called “plus-size” by Glamour magazine, Inquisitr had reported. Although she said “there was nothing wrong with being plus size,” she didn’t fail to mention that she goes “between a size 6 and an 8.”

“Plus size is considered size 16 in America. I go between a size 6 and an 8.” Young girls seeing my body type thinking that is plus size,” she wrote. “What are your thoughts? Mine are not cool glamour not glamorous.”

And it’s almost as if Amy Schumer is just not ready to let go of the issue. She talked about it on the Jimmy Fallon show again. “For those of you who don’t know me, I’m a famous plus-size model,” Amy said on The Tonight Show.

She went on to say that she had nothing against the magazine because they have been great to women, Daily Beast has reported. “I love Glamour magazine. Honestly, they’ve been so nice to me, they’ve done so many great things for women,” Schumer told Fallon on Tuesday.

Contrary to her statement earlier, she said people did not really like being called plus size. “But what I learned is that people really don’t like being classified by plus-sized. We don’t need these labels. We don’t need them,” she said on the show.

Do you think Amy Schumer should stop talking about it now, or is she milking the situation for self-publicity? It looks like not everyone backed Amy Schumer in her talk about body issues.

Katie Hopkins, for the Daily Mail, wrote a scathing critique of what Amy Schumer said on Instagram. The readers of the article alleged Amy Schumer of lying about her size. One reader comment went: “First of all Amy is lying about her size — which is not exactly a good female positive role model type thing to do. Pretend you are a different size (as everyone is apparently blind), then claim you are proud to be plus size but just don’t call you it as you are lying about being thinner than you are. Secondly, main reason came here is DM (Daily Mail) really, did this troll of a woman not even take sick leave — I had secretly hoped she had been extinguished in the operating room.”

Another said: “Amy body shamed her fellow actresses. Hypocrite in my opinion.” Glamour‘s editor has already apologized to Amy Schumer. In an interview with Nightline, Glamour editor-in-chief Cindi Leive said: “I’m certainly sorry she didn’t like being named on the cover, and I’m sorry that she wishes her piece hadn’t been included, but I’m confident that the message of the issue, which is there’s great clothes out there for all of us, is one that will resonate with our readers,” Leive said. “I don’t believe that Amy Schumer is plus size. That’s not a term that I love, but it’s very clear that she’s not what people mean when they say plus size. But that wasn’t the intent at all. The cover line says ‘Women who inspire us’ and we felt the audience for this special edition would be inspired by her completely hilarious and constant, consistent message of body positivity.”

It looks like the magazine wasn’t really intending to call Amy Schumer “plus-size” and apologized after realizing that Amy was hurt.

After the apology, do you think Amy Schumer should continue to talk about the issue? Do you think she is lying about her size and being a hypocrite? Tell us what you think in the comments section below.

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