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Amy Schumer Challenges Being In Glamour's 'Plus Size' Issue

Glamour’s new all-plus-size issue has received a lot of attention, but comedian Amy Schumer is less than happy that she’s in it.

Schumer, who is featured along with stars like Adele and Melissa McCarthy, wrote on Instagram and Twitter that “there’s nothing wrong with being plus size.” The problem, she continued, is that Glamour did not tell her she would be labeled plus size, which she says is both inaccurate and destructive to young girls.

Glamour’s Cindi Leive took to Twitter to defend the magazine’s decision.

We love Amy Schumer, & would never want to offend her. To be clear, @glamourmag special edition never called her plus-size…

— Cindi Leive (@cindi_leive) April 5, 2016

Her 2015 cover story was included in the edition, aimed at sizes 12 and up, with the coverline “Women who Inspire Us” bc…

— Cindi Leive (@cindi_leive) April 5, 2016

Her 2015 cover story was included in the edition, aimed at sizes 12 and up, with the coverline “Women who Inspire Us” bc…

— Cindi Leive (@cindi_leive) April 5, 2016

…her longtime message of body positivity—& talking back to body haters—IS inspiring. (To me, too!)

— Cindi Leive (@cindi_leive) April 5, 2016

To be clear, size 6-8 is not plus. (Even size 12—frequent size of “plus” models—is smaller than average American woman!)…

— Cindi Leive (@cindi_leive) April 5, 2016

Kate Dries of Jezebel speaks with Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson about the debate and the broader issues.

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