Amy Schumer is known for her no holds barred comedy and frequently pokes fun at herself both on screen and off, but when it comes to sending mixed messages to her younger fans, the comedian doesn't joke around. The actress has called out Glamour magazine for including her in their recent "plus size" special, alongside celebrities like Melissa McCarthy and Adele. While the star is quick to profess her appreciation for "beautiful healthy women," she adds that she doesn't want young girls to see her size 6-8 frame labelled as plus size.
"Plus size is considered size 16 in America," wrote the star, adding, "I go between a size 6 and an 8. Young girls seeing my body type and thinking that is plus size?" Amy is also unhappy that the publication did not inform her of her inclusion in the magazine before the issue hit newsstands.
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
In the past, the Emmy-winning star has spoken candidly about the pressures to be thin in Hollywood. While discussing her hit 2015 comedy Trainwreck, the actress revealed that she was asked to lose weight for the role. After securing the lead part, Amy was told, "We just need you to do three things. One: Just be yourself. Two: Have fun! And three: Stop eating food." Later during an appearance on Live with Kelly and Michael, the funny lady joked about her dieting triumphs, declaring, "I'm proud to say ... I did lose three pounds. You can have it all!"