Amy Schumer herself may not appear on the cover of a special edition of Glamour magazine aimed to highlight "women who inspire us," but her name does — and the comedian doesn't like what that implies. The issue, which does feature plus-sized model Ashley Graham, intended to celebrate women who are "chic at any size," but Amy took issue with the fact that her name being on the cover implies that she is a plus-sized woman. "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," she wrote on Instagram. "@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 glamorous."
Celebrities have responded, following the cover's release earlier this week. The always-outspoken Lena Dunham shared that she thinks the real point Amy is trying to make is about labeling women. "I think what Amy was really saying was just like let's remove the labels and she was just saying like why do you have to categorize our bodies even if it's in the context of 'Let's celebrate these women who are different,' because the fact is every [magazine] issue should be an issue that contains a multitude of bodies and a multitude of races and a multitude of gender identities," she told E! News. "Women—people should be able to recognize themselves in the media that they watch."
Meanwhile The Real Housewives of Atlanta pal Claudia Jordan wants the world to know that Amy is just not a plus-sized person. "She's not though," Claudia told TMZ. "No because there are plus-sized models. I don't think the term is bad, but they get it wrong. You're calling people who are not plus-sized, plus- sized."
Fans also showed Amy support in the comments of her Instagram account. "I can see where you're coming from. I don't think there's a need for the term at all. Your size is 'normal' size," @scottydont824 wrote. @jazzgirl37 added, "And I REALLY hate the term 'plus size.' Clothes are clothes."
Following its release, the magazine released a statement aiming to clarify the cover's intentions. "First off, we love Amy, and our readers do too — which is why we featured her on the cover of Glamour last year," the said in a statement, via CNN. "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."
Regardless of Glamour's intent, Amy remains totally proud of her body — and she has every reason to be.
When Amy isn't making a good point, she's making us laugh, as evidenced by the clip below.
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