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Amy Schumer Calls Out 'Glamour' For Labeling Her Plus-Sized, Twitter Responds

By Kristy Puchko | Celebrity | April 5, 2016 |

By Kristy Puchko | Celebrity | April 5, 2016 |


Comedienne Amy Schumer’s weight has been a recurring headline because, well, she’s female and famous. So either it’s trolls declaring her unfuckable for being greater than a size 4, or women’s magazines promoting her as a poster girl for plus-size glamour. That’s what Glamour did for a its first ever “plus-size issue,” and without consulting Schumer.

For the former, the celebrated satirist responded with the blistering and brilliant 12 Men Inside Amy Schumer. For the latter, she offers this statement:

Schumer then took the post to Twitter, asking followers for their thoughts.

Here’s ours: Schumer is not plus-size.

As our own Genevieve Burgess explains, “(Glamour is) applying a modeling term to non-models, basically. ‘Straight size’ models are 0-2 (but would have been 4-6 about 10-20 years ago, digging through my mom’s closet and trying on old clothes really showed the size shift that started around 2000) and ‘plus size’ models are 6 and up. But as a PERSON I think you don’t hit ‘plus size’ until you’re above the average size for a woman in the US, size 12.”

Schumer argues that projecting fashion model standards onto the public is a distortion that’s not helpful on matters of body-loving or self-acceptance. And some of her famous friends have some points to add.

First up, SNL’s Little Baby Aidy notes she’d have been a better pick for this particular plus-sized and proud piece:

And Portlandia’s Carrie Brownstein points out the problem with isolating plus-size women in a “special edition” issue:

It’s a sentiment echoed by others.

Outspoken author Jenny Trout is also opposed to Schumer being labeled “plus size.” But she’s not thrilled with Schumer’s response to it either:

So what do you think? Sound off in comments.

Kristy Puchko lives in perpetual fear that ice cream will become self-aware New York City.




Kristy Puchko is the managing editor of Pajiba. You can follow her on Twitter.