It was only a matter of time before Amy Schumer publicly addressed the controversy that ensued after Glamour included her in their special “plus-size” issue. After criticizing the magazine on Instagram for misrepresenting the term “plus-size,” Schumer showed up on The Tonight Show to further elaborate on what ticked her off so much in the first place.
“For those of you who don’t know who I am, I am a famous plus-size model,” Schumer said with tongue planted firmly in cheek. “What I learned is that people don’t really like being classified as plus-size; we don’t need these labels. It should just say what size you are. Why? Why?”
For those who missed Schumer’s original rant, the comedian explained that in America, plus-size is considered size 16. “I go between a size 6 and an 8,” Schumer wrote. ”[Glamour] 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.”
In a recent interview with Nightline, Glamour’s Editor-in-Chief Cindi Leive defended the magazine’s decision to include Schumer. “I’m certainly sorry she didn’t like being named on the cover, and I’m sorry that she wishes her piece hadn’t been included, but I’m confident that the message of the issue, which is there’s great clothes out there for all of us, is one that will resonate with our readers,” she said. “I don’t believe that Amy Schumer is plus-size. That’s not a term that I love, but it’s very clear that she’s not what people mean when they say plus-size. But that wasn’t the intent at all. The cover line says ‘Women who inspire us’ and we felt the audience for this special edition would be inspired by her completely hilarious and constant, consistent message of body positivity.”
Well, they definitely got the “completely hilarious” part right. Watch below.