Glamour magazine editor-in-chief Cindi Leive issued a mea culpa to “Trainwreck” star Amy Schumer after the comedian was featured in their style guide for sizes 12 and up. Schumer was insulted she was included as one of the women who inspire Glamour. Also featured were Melissa McCarthy, Adele and Ashley Graham, the first plus-size model to be featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated.
Leive was prompt with an apology after Schumer, 34, expressed her disappointment on Instagram and Twitter Tuesday. “We love Amy Schumer, and would never want to offend her. To be clear, @glamourmag special edition never called her plus-size,” Leive wrote. “Her 2015 cover story was included in the edition, aimed at sizes 12 and up, with the coverline ‘Women who Inspire Us’ [because] her longtime message of body positivity — and talking back to body haters — IS inspiring. (To me, too!).”
Levie finished: “To be clear, size 6-8 is not plus. (Even size 12 — frequent size of ‘plus’ models — is smaller than average American woman!) But women of all sizes can be inspired by one another’s words. So sorry if implication was otherwise, Amy.”
Schumer didn’t respond to the apology. Earlier, she shared an Instagram picture of the magazine with the following statement: “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.”
The comedian clarified she was most upset Glamour didn’t ask for her permission to be in the magazine, and also didn’t like that her body was labeled. She didn’t dwell on the issue for long, and finished the discussion by sharing a video of herself running around on the beach in a bikini while flying a kite.
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