Glamour Magazine Refers to Amy Schumer as ‘Plus-Size’; Schumer and Glamour Responds

By Chika Dunu
Chika Dunu
Chika Dunu
April 5, 2016 Updated: April 5, 2016

Comedian Amy Schumer has never been one to hold her tongue about any topic—particularly self-image and confidence.

In an October interview with Today, Schumer openly discussed her body-image issues.

“It’s been a struggle for me my whole life, especially just being in the entertainment industry, standing on a stage in front of people,” Schumer told Maria Shriver in 2015. She then bravely posed nearly-nude for the 2016 Pirelli calendar in November of the same year.

The journey to body acceptance is a common thread among the women of Hollywood.

So when Glamour released its “Chic At Any Size” edition—in collaboration with clothing company, Lane Bryant—and referred to Amy Schumer as plus-size, the “Trainwreck” comedian was taken aback. Along with Schumer were plus-size Sports Illustrated model Ashley Graham, singer Adele, and fellow comedian Melissa McCarthy.  

In an Instagram post uploaded on April 5, Schumer called out the beauty magazine for its description.

“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. @glamourmag put me in their plus size only issue without asking or letting me know and it doesn’t feel right to me,” posted the comedian to her nearly 4 million followers.

Schumer, afraid how young girls would perceive the message then posed the questions: “Young girls seeing my body type thinking that is plus size? What are your thoughts? Mine are not cool glamour not glamourous.”

However, according to Editor Cindi Leive, Schumer misinterpreted her inclusion. In a series of tweets, Leive explained why Schumer was included for the magazine edition, and its for the same reason Schumer advocates for: body positivity.

Schumer later posted on Twitter, “Bottom line seems to be we are done with these unnecessary labels which seem to be reserved for women” accompanied with a video of her running in a bikini on the beach.

Chika Dunu