Amy Schumer has a plus-size problem with ‘Glamour’ magazine! After including the comedian in their ‘plus size’ edition without her consent, Amy went OFF on the mag. She even called the publication out while appearing on ‘The Tonight Show’ — yikes!
Amy Schumer, 34, TOTALLY poked fun at Glamour magazine while visiting The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. The comedian was NOT happy when the publication included her in a special edition celebrating “chic at any size.” And although some would be flattered to be considered “inspirational,” Amy announced she was sick of the labels!
“For those of you who don’t know who I am, I’m a famous plus-size model,” Amy joked as she arched her back, pulled in her stomach, and sucked in her cheeks while appearing next to Jimmy Fallon, 41, on his late-night talkshow. Sporting a navy sweater and bright orange mini skirt with matching pumps, the comedian looked stunning. But while she may have LOOKED like a model, Amy was simply being cheeky in announcing her faux title.
See, Glamour magazine, although didn’t directly call her a “plus-size model” in their special “plus size” bonus issue, insinuated that she was, according to Amy. And let’s just say the star was LESS than pleased to be categorized like that — especially without her consent.
Amy told the talkshow host that she “loves” Glamour and the “great things” the magazine has done for women.”But people don’t like being classified. We don’t need these labels,” she revealed. And taking to Instagram just last week, Amy expressed similar thoughts.
“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,” Amy unabashedly posted on Instagram, last week along with a photo of the Glamour page.
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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
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The issue included Amy’s 2015 cover story in the main Glamour magazine, and featured model Ashley Graham, 28, on the cover. Amy was listed under “Women who inspire us” along with Melissa McCarthy, 45, and Adele, 27. However, Glamour did release a statement apologizing for offending Amy.
“First off, we love Amy, and our readers do too – which is why we featured her on the cover of Glamour last year,” the statement said. “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.”
We totally get both sides of this argument and honestly “plus-size” IS an outdated term. And while to some, Amy may have acted a bit harsh on Jimmy Fallon, she was just trying to make light of a hurtful incident. She is a comedian after all!
HollywoodLifers: how do YOU feel about Amy being mentioned in Glamour‘s plus-size issue? Do you think it was offensive?