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Amy Schumer gives Glamour a plus-size wake-up call

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What is plus-size? And why do we need that distinction at all? Amy Schumer—who is killing it at the make-them-think game lately, starting with her Pirelli calendar appearance last year—got the interwebs into an uproar after she spotted her name on the cover of Glamour‘s Lane Bryant-sponsored plus-size issue.

“Plus size is considered size 16 in America,” Schumer wrote on Instagram. “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.”

Glamour’s response? “First off, we love Amy, and our readers do too—which is why we featured her on the cover of Glamour last year,” a spokesperson from the magazine told The Cut. “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.”

Glamour editor-in-chief Cindi Leive also chimed in on Twitter, asserting that the mag never explicitly referred to Schumer as being plus-size. “But women of all sizes can be inspired by one another’s words,” she tweeted. “So sorry if implication was otherwise, Amy.”

Cue Schumer on Instagram, running down the beach in a bikini (kite in tow), with the caption, “Thanks for your thoughts to the people who didn’t tell me how I ‘should feel.’ Bottom line seems to be that these labels are unnecessary and reserved for women.” #Preach, Amy!

Inspired? Here’s how to tap into your inner badass or asana your way to superhero-dom