Amy Schumer isn’t cool with Glamour calling her ‘plus-size’

WhatsOn Apr 07, 2016 by Carly Ostroff Hamilton Spectator

"I'm probably 160 pounds right now, and I can catch a d*** whenever I want. That's the truth. It's not a problem," said Amy Schumer as she accepted a Glamour Award in June. What Schumer does have a problem with is the magazine labelling her 'plus-size.'

On Tuesday, Schumer posted an Instagram shot of the magazine's "Chic at Any Size" issue released in partnership with plus-size retailer Lane Bryant. Schumer's name was included next to Melissa McCarthy, Adele and Ashley Graham's, and the issue includes the star's August cover interview re-printed without her consent.

"I think there's nothing wrong with being plus size. Beautiful healthy women," wrote Schumer. "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. Young girls seeing my body type thinking that is plus size? What are your thoughts? Mine are not cool glamour not glamourous," she posted.

For the record, plus-size typically starts at size 14, which is the same size Lane Bryant's Glamour collection begins. The term "plus-size" is never used to describe Schumer, and in fact, doesn't appear at all in the issue, which editor-in-chief, Cindi Leive, says is inspired by women sizes 12 to 22.

In response to Schumer's comments, Glamour released the following statement: "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."

It's not the first time Schumer has been labeled for her size either. Last year, a writer at Hollywood Elsewhere, said that with the film Trainwreck, "Judd Apatow is once again introducing a chubby-cheeked, whipsmart, not conventionally attractive, neurotically bothered female comic to a mass audience—first Melissa McCarthy in Bridesmaids, then Lena Dunham in HBO's Girls and now Amy Schumer, the star and writer of Trainwreck as well as the star of Comedy Central's Inside Amy Schumer."

Her response? Schumer Tweeted a nearly naked photo of herself with a note to the writer: "I am a size 6 and have no plans of changing. This is it. Stay on or get off. Kisses!"

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Amy Schumer isn’t cool with Glamour calling her ‘plus-size’

Schumer’s name was included next to Melissa McCarthy, Adele and Ashley Graham’s, and the issue includes the star’s August cover interview re-printed without her consent.

WhatsOn Apr 07, 2016 by Carly Ostroff Hamilton Spectator

"I'm probably 160 pounds right now, and I can catch a d*** whenever I want. That's the truth. It's not a problem," said Amy Schumer as she accepted a Glamour Award in June. What Schumer does have a problem with is the magazine labelling her 'plus-size.'

On Tuesday, Schumer posted an Instagram shot of the magazine's "Chic at Any Size" issue released in partnership with plus-size retailer Lane Bryant. Schumer's name was included next to Melissa McCarthy, Adele and Ashley Graham's, and the issue includes the star's August cover interview re-printed without her consent.

"I think there's nothing wrong with being plus size. Beautiful healthy women," wrote Schumer. "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. Young girls seeing my body type thinking that is plus size? What are your thoughts? Mine are not cool glamour not glamourous," she posted.

For the record, plus-size typically starts at size 14, which is the same size Lane Bryant's Glamour collection begins. The term "plus-size" is never used to describe Schumer, and in fact, doesn't appear at all in the issue, which editor-in-chief, Cindi Leive, says is inspired by women sizes 12 to 22.

In response to Schumer's comments, Glamour released the following statement: "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."

It's not the first time Schumer has been labeled for her size either. Last year, a writer at Hollywood Elsewhere, said that with the film Trainwreck, "Judd Apatow is once again introducing a chubby-cheeked, whipsmart, not conventionally attractive, neurotically bothered female comic to a mass audience—first Melissa McCarthy in Bridesmaids, then Lena Dunham in HBO's Girls and now Amy Schumer, the star and writer of Trainwreck as well as the star of Comedy Central's Inside Amy Schumer."

Her response? Schumer Tweeted a nearly naked photo of herself with a note to the writer: "I am a size 6 and have no plans of changing. This is it. Stay on or get off. Kisses!"

The Kit

Amy Schumer isn’t cool with Glamour calling her ‘plus-size’

Schumer’s name was included next to Melissa McCarthy, Adele and Ashley Graham’s, and the issue includes the star’s August cover interview re-printed without her consent.

WhatsOn Apr 07, 2016 by Carly Ostroff Hamilton Spectator

"I'm probably 160 pounds right now, and I can catch a d*** whenever I want. That's the truth. It's not a problem," said Amy Schumer as she accepted a Glamour Award in June. What Schumer does have a problem with is the magazine labelling her 'plus-size.'

On Tuesday, Schumer posted an Instagram shot of the magazine's "Chic at Any Size" issue released in partnership with plus-size retailer Lane Bryant. Schumer's name was included next to Melissa McCarthy, Adele and Ashley Graham's, and the issue includes the star's August cover interview re-printed without her consent.

"I think there's nothing wrong with being plus size. Beautiful healthy women," wrote Schumer. "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. Young girls seeing my body type thinking that is plus size? What are your thoughts? Mine are not cool glamour not glamourous," she posted.

For the record, plus-size typically starts at size 14, which is the same size Lane Bryant's Glamour collection begins. The term "plus-size" is never used to describe Schumer, and in fact, doesn't appear at all in the issue, which editor-in-chief, Cindi Leive, says is inspired by women sizes 12 to 22.

In response to Schumer's comments, Glamour released the following statement: "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."

It's not the first time Schumer has been labeled for her size either. Last year, a writer at Hollywood Elsewhere, said that with the film Trainwreck, "Judd Apatow is once again introducing a chubby-cheeked, whipsmart, not conventionally attractive, neurotically bothered female comic to a mass audience—first Melissa McCarthy in Bridesmaids, then Lena Dunham in HBO's Girls and now Amy Schumer, the star and writer of Trainwreck as well as the star of Comedy Central's Inside Amy Schumer."

Her response? Schumer Tweeted a nearly naked photo of herself with a note to the writer: "I am a size 6 and have no plans of changing. This is it. Stay on or get off. Kisses!"

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