There is nothing wrong with being ‘plus-sized’, in fact the label itself seems to be the only problem.
Amy Schumer, who fluctuates between a US size 6 and 8 (NZ 10 and 12) was the latest star to see herself become labeled plus-sized, something she did not take a liking to.
The actress appeared in Glamour Magazine’s special edition “Chic at any size!” under “women who inspire us”. She was alongside Melissa McCarthy, Adele and Ashley Graham.
However, she was disappointed to find that she appeared in this spread, especially when she was not asked in the first place.
Her biggest concern, what message is this sending to young girls and women.
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
A Glamour spokesperson has since come out and spoke to ET defending their decision, “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.”
While Glamour may not have meant for Amy to be referred to as plus-size, it is easy to see how the connection was made.
End of the day, it seems to come down to labels. Something Amy would like to see stop.