Amy Schumer Explains Why She Fought Back Against Glamour Magazine’s ‘Plus Size’ Label

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We are so glad she spoke up!

Back in April, Amy Schumer made headlines when she SLAMMED Glamour for putting her in their “plus size” issue.

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In an Instagram post, the Inside Amy Schumer star wrote:

“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.”

On Friday, the funny lady revisited the drama during an interview with Lena Dunham for Lenny Letter.

The Girls star said:

“What I was so glad about was that you were just being like, ‘Why, when you see a woman and she has 18,000 contributions to the world, would your desire be to place her in a random category you came up with?”‘

That’s when Amy defended her original position.

“Right. I said, ‘I think it’s unfortunate that we still live in a time and a country where normal isn’t good enough. The media body-shames women of healthy, normal sizes’… That’s why I spoke up about the plus-size thing. Because plus size, unfortunately, still does have a negative connotation.”‘

Amy is many things. Plus size is NOT one of them!

[Image via WENN.]

Sep 2, 2016 9:57pm PDT

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