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Amy Schumer Is Not Happy About Her Inclusion in Glamour's Plus-Size Issue

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"Young girls seeing my body type thinking that is plus size?"

Glamour's landmark plus-size issue has been praised as a promising step forward for the body-positivity movement — but not everyone is on board with the mag's special content.

Amy Schumer, who was featured alongside Melissa McCarthy, Ashley Graham and Adele under the header, "Women Who Inspire Us," took to Instagram to express her displeasure at the insinuation that she herself was a plus size. 

"I think there's nothing wrong with being plus size," Schumer begins the caption of a page from the glossy. The problem, she says, is that as a woman who fluctuates between size 6 and 8, her inclusion in the issue just doesn't make sense. Not to mention, she claims that she wasn't consulted beforehand, either.

She continues, "@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 to the callout, a spokesperson from Glamour issued the following statement: 

"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.”

UPDATE: Cindi Lieve, editor in chief of Glamour, also weighed in on Twitter. "We love Amy Schumer, & would never want to offend her. To be clear, @glamourmag special edition never called her plus-size" she writes, adding, "Her 2015 cover story was included in the edition, aimed at sizes 12 and up, with the coverline “Women who Inspire Us” [because] her longtime message of body positivity—& talking back to body haters—IS inspiring. (To me, too!)"

Lieve went on to address the definition of plus-size as well: "To be clear, size 6-8 is not plus. (Even size 12—frequent size of “plus” models—is smaller than average American woman!) But women of all sizes can be inspired by one another’s words. So sorry if implication was otherwise, Amy."

11:55 p.m. Tuesday, April 5: Updated with Cindi Lieve's tweets.

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