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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. Young girls seeing my body type thinking that is plus size? What are your thoughts? Mine are not cool glamour not glamourous
If someone at Glamour thought they were going to pull a fast one over comedian Amy Schumer, well, then he or she thought wrong.
On Tuesday (April 5) Schumer called out the women’s magazine on Instagram and Twitter with a message to her fans: “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. Young girls seeing my body type thinking that is plus size? What are your thoughts? Mine are not cool glamour not glamourous”
The “Trainwreck” star used to be on good terms with the magazine — she was named one of Glamour’s 2015 Women of the Year — but sneaking her into a plus-size feature without permission wasn’t a great move. Why couldn’t the editorial just be titled “Women Who Inspire?” Is it really necessary to point out their dress sizes? Or are these women only inspiring because they managed to have successful careers despite not being stick thin?
It’s something to think about, because when are men ever grouped together for being inspiring because of their pants size? They’re not. Kudos to Schumer for continuing to stand up for herself, her body and women everywhere.
And to answer Schumer’s question, her followers agree that article is “not glamourous” at all.
“You’re a few sizes smaller than me and I don’t even consider MYSELF plus size! In my own opinion, you have a perfectly healthy size body. You look strong and healthy and lean. It’s a shame that young girls are going to think that they need to be smaller because they see someone they admire, who is a normal size, being told they’re bigger than what’s ‘acceptable’ in society,” writes one Instagram commenter.
Another one adds, “You’re most definitely not plus size. Whilst it’s completely cool to be whatever shape you choose, it’s so damaging for a magazine to imply that someone like you is outside the normal range. You’re beautiful as you are (from a fellow 6-8 yoyoer!)”
On Twitter, the responses are similar.
UPDATE: Schumer added a tweet of herself on the beach in a bikini, calling for the disuse of labels that seem to apply only to women.