Women’s magazines obsess over female stars and their vegan diets, baby bumps and diminishing sex appeal. Unfortunately, the entertainment vultures crossed rock star comedienne Amy Schumer and called her perfectly acceptable size-8 frame “plus size.”
You see, Glamour magazine recently put out a ‘plus size’ issue, hoping to get more women to buy their rag.
The editors were hoping to make the all plus-size issue a source of empowerment for women.
However, if they really believed this issue was going to help females, putting arbitrary labels on women doesn’t really help.
Moving on to Amy Schumer. Notice the bottom right-hand corner says “women who inspire us.” Among actual plus size women like Adele, Ashley Graham and Melissa McCarthy, you’ve got Amy Schumer.
The inclusion and “honor” really surprised the Comedy Central star. She wasn’t informed about the inspiration and really took offense to it.
That’s when this happened…
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. Young girls seeing my body type thinking that is plus size? What are your thoughts? Mine are not cool glamour not glamourous
She’s not happy about being labeled plus-size.
Ironically, this flies in the face of the magazine that honored Schumer at its 2015 Glamour Women of the Year Awards. There, she talked about her size in her acceptance speech and set the Twitterverse on fire.
“I’m probably like 160 lbs. right now, and I can catch a d— whenever I want. It’s not a problem. It’s not a problem,” she said to cheers from the audience. “I’m not going to apologize for who I am and I’m going to actually love the skin that I’m in. I’m not gonna be striving for some other version of myself.”
This argument doesn’t seem to be going away anytime soon. As long as there’s women’s media, there will always be labels that drive body shaming.