Comedian Amy Schumer Has A Powerful Message About Body Labels

by Anna Halkidis
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One of Hollywood’s funniest ladies, Amy Schumer, doesn’t want to be called plus-size, and she’s letting everyone know.

The Trainwreck actress wasn’t thrilled when she spotted her name in a special edition of Glamour magazine, along with Melissa McCarthy, Adele, and Ashley Graham (the first curvy model to cover Sports Illustrated).

She shared her dismay in an Instagram post on Tuesday, where she said there’s no harm in being plus-size, but she doesn’t fall in the category. Schumer also showed concern for the message that’s sent to other girls – something Kelly Clarkson touched upon during a body-positive interview with Ellen DeGeneres.

“Plus size is considered size 16 in America. I go between a size 6 and an 8,” Schumer wrote. “@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.”

In a following video of herself running on the beach in a bikini, Schumer added, “Bottom line seems to be that these labels are unnecessary and reserved for women.”

The magazine’s editor-in-chief, Cindi Leive, responded via Twitter, saying the special edition didn’t refer to her as plus-size, adding, “Her longtime message of body positivity — & talking back to body haters — IS inspiring.”

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