‘Glamour’ Editor Responds To Amy Schumer’s Plus-Size Shutdown

Amy Schumer made headlines when she took issue with Glamour lumping Schumer into a plus-size category without her clearing the issue with her people.

On the cover, Glamour put Amy’s name under “Chic at Any Size” and lumped her in with Melissa McCarthy, Adele, and plus-size model Ashley Graham. Schumer, obviously offended at the misrepresentation, hit back on her own personal Instagram.

She captioned the photo with, “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.”

Schumer continued, “@glamourmag put me in their plus size only issue without asking or letting me know and it doesn’t feel right to me. Young girls seeing my body type thinking that is plus size? What are your thoughts? Mine are not cool glamour not glamourous.”

Many people reacted on Twitter to Schumer calling Glamour out.

Glamour’s editor-in-chief, Cindi Leive, has responded to Schumer’s claim that Glamour insinuated she was plus-size for their latest cover.

In an interview with Nightline, Leive said, “I don’t believe that Amy Schumer is plus-size. That’s not a term that I love. 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.”


The Glamour editor-in-chief continues and eventually apologizes to Amy Schumer for offending her.

“I’m certainly sorry that 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 that there are great clothes out there for all of us, is one that will resonate with our readers.”

That said, the Glamour editor-in-chief admits that she doesn’t regret featuring Amy.

“I don’t regret including her. I like Amy. I think she’s hilarious. I’m sorry she wasn’t happy with it, but I also think that women buying the issue probably enjoy what she has to say on the subject of body image.”

Just for clarification, Glamour never included the words “plus size” on their cover.

After Schumer’s original Instagram post caused waves, the comedian posted another Instagram message for her supporters.

“Thanks for your thoughts to the people who didn’t tell me how I should feel. Bottom line seems to be that these labels are unnecessary and reserved for women. #muchlove.”

This isn’t the only time Schumer has talked about body image. During an interview with the same magazine, Schumer took on the subject of “fat-shaming.”

“Appearance has so little to do with where we should get our confidence from. But everywhere we turn we’re told we’re supposed to look this certain way.”

Schumer went on to explain that women are taught to eat less and that if a woman doesn’t look like everyone else, then she’s told that she’s unlovable. She draws a comparison between men and women, pointing out that men aren’t trained in the same way. While women have to worry about appearance, Schumer points out that men can have any shape or size and get away with it.

What do you think about Amy Schumer’s recent comments?

[Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images for the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival]

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