Amy Schumer 'Not Cool' Being Included in Plus-Size Mag

She's a size 6-8, thinks that gives young girls the wrong impression
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 6, 2016 5:33 AM CDT
Amy Schumer 'Not Cool' Being Included in Plus-Size Mag
Amy Schumer attends an event in West Hollywood.   (Photo by John Salangsang/Invision/AP, File)

Glamour magazine featured Amy Schumer in a special edition of its magazine under the title, "Women Who Inspire Us." And Schumer isn't pleased. The issue is that the "Chic at Any Size" edition was "aimed at women size 12 and up" and also featured plus-size celebrities Melissa McCarthy, Adele, and model Ashley Graham. "I think there's nothing wrong with being plus-size," Schumer writes on Instagram, per the Daily Dot. But "plus-size is considered size 16 in America. I go between a size 6 and an 8," she adds. "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 says it featured Schumer because "we believe her passionate and vocal message of body positivity IS inspiring ... The edition did not describe her as plus-size. We are sorry if we offended her in any way." Schumer later shared a video of herself running on a beach in a bikini, per USA Today. "Bottom line seems to be that these labels are unnecessary and reserved for women #muchlove," she writes. It should be noted that both Graham and McCarthy have criticized the term plus-size in the past. "I think the word 'plus-sized' is totally outdated," Graham said last month, per People. "It shouldn't be about labels. I don't want to be called a label, I want to be called a model." (Forever 21's plus-size Instagram account is "infuriating" customers.)

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