- The Washington Times - Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Comedian Amy Schumer took to Instagram Tuesday to blast Glamour magazine for including her in a special plus-size edition without asking for her permission first.

Ms. Schumer is featured among Melissa McCarthy, Ashley Graham and Adele in Glamour’s first-ever plus-size issue, which hit newsstands last week at more than double the price of a standard issue.

“I think there’s nothing wrong with being plus size,” Ms. Schumer wrote Tuesday. “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,” she added, “not glamourous.”

The Huffington Post noted that the Glamour issue never outright labeled Ms. Schumer as plus-size and did profile other celebrities of different shapes and sizes, like Nicole Richie and Christina Hendricks.

Glamour responded to Ms. Schumer’s post in a statement.

“First off, we love Amy, and our readers do too — which is why we featured her on the cover of Glamour last year,” the statement said. “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.”

Ms. Schumer followed up by tweeting a .gif on Twitter of herself in a bikini flying a kite and running down a beach.

“Thanks for sharing your thoughts everyone except the people who told me what I ‘should feel’ or what I ‘should have focused on,’ ” she wrote. “Bottom line seems to be we are done with these unnecessary labels which seem to be reserved for women.”

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