Amy Schumer Responds to Ashley Graham's Comments About Her "Double Standard"
"Nothing but respect for her," wrote Schumer on Twitter.
When it comes to women and clothing size — specifically, the line between plus-size, straight-size and all the ambiguity in between — things tend to get a bit sticky.
In the midst of a plus-size movement, largely spearheaded by model and body-positivity activist Ashley Graham, women are being encouraged to embrace the plus-size label. At the same time, without a consistent definition of what is or isn't plus-size, Amy Schumer — who is on the larger end of "straight" sizes, though still straight-sized nonetheless — wants her peers to understand that there is more to the spectrum than just a size 00 or size 20.
Earlier this year, Schumer made this point public by speaking out against Glamour magazine's decision to include her in their first annual plus-size issue. "@glamourmag put me in their plus size only issue without asking or letting me know and it doesn't feel right to me," she wrote on Instagram. "Young girls seeing my body type thinking that is plus size?"
Three months after the actress' comments, Graham had her own response to Schumer's reasoning. "I can see both sides, but Amy talks about being a big girl in the industry," says Graham in her cover story for the August issue of Cosmopolitan. "You thrive on being a big girl, but when you're grouped in with us, you're not happy about it? That, to me, felt like a double standard."
Hours after the story was posted, Schumer replied on Twitter, making it known that she understands Graham's point and has no ill will toward the supermodel. "I totally understand Ashley's feelings," Schumer wrote. "I don't group myself in with her because she is unbelievably beautiful. Nothing but respect for her."
I totally understand Ashley's feelings. I don't group myself in with her because she is unbelievably beautiful. Nothing but respect for her— Amy Schumer (@amyschumer) July 7, 2016
For now it looks like the pair will respectfully agree to disagree. Perhaps Piers Morgan can learn a thing or two about Twitter etiquette from these two.