Comedian Amy Schumer said there’s nothing wrong with being plus-size; just don’t call her that. Schumer, who claims to be a size 6 at 160 pounds, slammed Glamour after the magazine called her “plus size.”
“There’s nothing wrong with being plus size. Beautiful healthy women,” Amy wrote on Instagram. “Plus size is considered size 16 in America. I go between a size 6 and an 8.”
Schumer then went on to say Glamour labeled her “plus size” without asking her what size she is, and that’s not cool. Amy said she’s afraid young girls will look at her body and think that’s large when it’s not.
@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?”
In response, many women slammed Schumer as a hypocrite who’s lying about her size, saying there’s no way she’s a size six or eight.
“She’s all for loving plus size ladies, they’re great, but don’t lump HER in with the fatties or she’ll cut a b*tch, right Amy? Hypocrite,” wrote one fan. Another observed:
You are **NOT** a size 6-8. I’m not saying she’s fat; just saying that is not her size.”
In response, Glamour magazine apologized, and said it did not mean to call Schumer plus size. “The edition did not describe her as plus-size,” said the magazine. “We are sorry if we offended her in any way.
“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.”
Amy, who recently posed topless for the iconic Pirelli calendar (see video), previously said she’s proud of her body and has no trouble getting a man, as Examiner has reported.
Schumer said she weighs 160 pounds, has a muffin top and cellulite, but men still flock to her even though she’s not model-skinny.
I’m probably 160 pounds right now, and I can catch a d*ck whenever I want.”
Amy, who refuses to follow starvation diets to conform to Hollywood’s size-zero physical ideal, said women of all sizes should feel proud of their bodies and should unapologetically embrace their curves.
“For women, we’re taught to eat less until we disappear,” said Schumer. “And trained to believe that if you don’t look like everyone else, then you’re unlovable. Men are not trained that way. Men can look like whatever and still date a supermodel. I have a belly and I have cellulite, and I still deserve love.”