Glamour partnered with Lane Bryant to create a bold, one-of-a-kind, and first-ever issue dedicated to plus-size women. Ashley Graham stunned on the "Chic at Any Size" issue, where Melissa McCarthy, Adele, and Graham were given the the title of "Women Who Inspire Us." Amy Schumer was also listed on the cover line with the the other ladies but wasn't aware that she would be featured in this glossy. Naturally, the outspoken comedic actress did not stay quiet about how she felt and took to Instagram to reveal:
"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"
We're living during an interesting time in which body positivity is at the forefront of every media outlet, and it's important to have open dialogues about these types of situations. Her concern does not come from having a plus-size only magazine issue, rather it is that she is being included in an issue where her body type does not coincide with what Glamour was promoting.
A lot of people have voiced their opinions on how her reaction was problematic while other people ran to her defense and brought up bigger points about labeling and inclusiveness. Schumer continued the conversation on her Twitter account:
Many people replied to Schumer — some with support and others with major concerns. Even a Glamour spokesperson weighed in and told The Cut, "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." As reactions continued to roll in across Schumer's social media accounts, she said:
And to finish off the conversation, Schumer went back to Instagram to have the last word (and video) on the matter:
How do you feel Amy Schumer handled the situation?
- 0% I agree with her!
- 0% I think her response was rude.
- 0% I don't care, tbh.