Amy Schumer Calls Out Glamour Magazine for Putting Her in a ‘Plus-Size’ Issue

The comedian says Glamour magazine “put me in their plus size only issue without asking or letting me know and it doesn’t feel right to me”

Last Updated: April 5, 2016 @ 2:57 PM

Amy Schumer took to social media Tuesday to blast Glamour magazine for featuring her in its “Chic At Any Size” special issue.

“Plus size is considered size 16 in America,” Schumer wrote on Instagram. “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. Young girls seeing my body type thinking that is plus size? What are your thoughts? Mine are not cool glamour not glamourous.”

She also prompted the Twitter community to voice their opinions about the “plus-size issue,” and many were quick to respond that the comedian was indeed “not plus-size,” while many added that putting out a separate plus-size issue was a mistake in the first place.

According to The Huffington Post, inside the issue of the magazine, editor-in-chief Cindi Leive wrote that the issue is full of “96 pages of super-chic ideas to help you hit it out of the fashion ballpark, morning and night — all courtesy of fashion experts, editors and stylish women sizes 12 to 22.”

Of course, the issue never uses the term, “plus-size,” but Leive’s statement shows that the magazine was looking for a specific target audience.

Just two months ago, Cheryl Tiegs blasted Sports Illustrated for putting “full-figured” Ashley Graham on its cover of this year’s swimsuit issue, stating that she doesn’t “like that we’re talking about full-figured women because it’s glamorizing them, and your waist should be smaller than 35 [inches].”

Last year, the “Trainwreck” actress took home the Trailblazer of the Year Award at the 2015 Glamour Women of the Year Awards in London, where she spoke candidly about her weight — and being targeted by women’s magazines.

“Yeah, I make fun of women’s magazines a lot,” she had said. “They’re great fodder, and some just make you feel bad for just being born with a p—-.”

A statement released by the magazine read, “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.”

See Schumer’s social media posts below.