Comedian Amy Schumer has taken exception to a special edition of Glamour magazine that features plus size fashions, and includes her in a collection of reprinted interviews along with Melissa McCarthy, Lena Dunham and Christina Hendricks.
“I think there’s nothing wrong with being plus size,” the Rockville Centre-raised comic, 34, posted on Instagram on Tuesday, captioning an image of Glamour cover lines reading, “Women Who Inspire Us: Melissa McCarthy, Adele, Amy Schumer & Ashley Graham.”
“Beautiful healthy women,” Schumer continued. “Plus size is considered size 16 in America. I go between a size 6 and an 8. Glamour 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 glamorous.”
Glamour quickly responded in a statement, saying, “First off, we love Amy, and our readers do too — which is why we featured her on the cover of Glamour last year.” The magazine added that, “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.”
The edition features a Schumer interview from last year.