Amy Schumer Got Offended When Glamour Called Her Plus Size
Annnnddd here's why that's bulls**t.
Amy Schumer has a bone to pick with Glamour. The magazine recently released a special "plus size" bonus issue in collaboration with Lane Bryant, and Amy Schumer was included along with plus size icons like model Ashley Graham and actress Melissa McCarthy.
The comedian wasn't honored by the nod, though, USA Today reports. Amy posted about her inclusion in the issue on Instagram, commenting "not cool glamour[,] not glamourous".
But here's the thing - it's not about young girls thinking that being a size 6 or 8 means that they're plus size; the real issue is that Schumer is reinforcing the idea that being plus size is automatically a bad thing.
Being plus size is not synonymous with being unhealthy, unattractive, or undesirable in any way. By getting so offended at the mere suggestion of being lumped in with women who fit that descriptor, what kind of example is Schumer setting? Her inclusion in the issue could have helped young girls realize that there's nothing wrong with being plus size, but instead she's teaching young girls to continue taking "fat" as an insult.
It's not anyone's place to tell any woman how to identify; that is absolutely an individual choice. But how about this: maybe try not being a jerk who reinforces fatphobia, please?
Glamour's editor-in-chief Cindi Leive later apologized to Amy via Twitter.