Wow. Ashley Graham just shut down Amy Schumer in a new interview, in which she rants about the ‘Trainwreck’ actress fighting against her ‘plus-size’ label in the industry.
Ashley Graham, 28, has some words for Amy Schumer, 35, after hearing that she was upset to be labeled as a ‘plus-size’ celebrity in a recent magazine. In a new interview, Ashley explains why Amy’s statements make her a double standard.
Looking stunning on the cover of Cosmopolitan magazine, plus-size beauty Ashley Graham tackled some pretty heavy topics. One conversation in particular focused on Amy Schumer and her lack of appreciation for being labeled “plus-size” by Glamour magazine earlier this year.
“I can see both sides, but Amy talks about being a big girl in the industry. You thrive on being a big girl, but when you’re grouped in with us, you’re not happy about it? That, to me, felt like a double standard,” Ashley explained. Touché!
Once Ashley’s response to Amy’s frustration over being labeled plus-size went viral, the comedian took to Twitter to address the slight controversy. “I totally understand Ashley’s feelings. I don’t group myself in with her because she is unbelievably beautiful. Nothing but respect for her,” Amy wrote, quickly squashing the plus-size beef between these two beautiful ladies. Phew!
As you might remember, Amy slammed Glamour magazine for including her in their “chic at any size” issue which focused on women size 12 and up. Capturing her feature inside the magazine on Instagram, Amy wrote: “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.”
Tell us, HollywoodLifers — Do YOU think Ashley is right to be upset by Amy’s comments, or is she overreacting? What are YOUR thoughts on the label ‘plus-size’?