Does this person look “plus-sized” to you?
Glamour might wanna get some new writers, because their special “plus size” bonus issue in collaboration with Lane Bryant popped Amy S in there- without her permission, approval or honestly, her belonging in said issue. The comedian aired her grievances via her Instagram:
“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,” Schumer posted on Instagram, along with a photo of the page. “Young girls seeing my body type thinking that is plus size? What are your thoughts? Mine are not cool glamour not glamourous.”
A spokesperson from Glamour saysit was not their intention to offend Schumer, it just wanted to lump her in with actual plus-sized women. They said:
“First off, we love Amy, and our readers do too – which is why we featured her on the cover of Glamour last year. 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.”
The issue includes Schumer’s 2015 cover story in the main Glamour magazine, and features model Ashley Graham on the cover. C’mon, we aren’t stupid. This seems like something a vapid beauty magazine WOULD do, and the apology to me seems like a half hearted attempt to explain something dumb.
What do YOU think- was Amy right to complain?