Kathryn Lindsay
April 13, 2016 1:34 pm
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Color us surprised that Amy Schumer is speaking out about the controversy that took over the Internet last week. Here’s a recap, in case you were in a hole: After Glamour magazine featured Amy’s name on the cover of their “plus-size” issue, the comedian took to Instagram to say she was a bit confused because she doesn’t identify as plus-sized. Glamour‘s editor-in-chief Cindi Leive eventually apologized to Amy over Twitter, explaining that the magazine included the Trainwreck star in their plus-size issue because of her body-positive attitude. 

Amy talked about the whole shebang with Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show last night, clarifiying that the real problem is the fact that society uses these labels at all.

“For those of you who don’t know who I am, I’m a famous plus-size model,” Amy began, joking with the crowd.  

“I love Glamour magazine, honestly,” Amy continued, getting serious. “They’ve been so nice to me. They’ve done so many great things for women, but what I learned is people really don’t like being categorized by ‘plus-size.’ We don’t need these labels. We don’t need them. It should just say what size you are, right? Why?”

That was kind of the point of Amy’s initial Instagram, a conversation she then opened up over on Twitter.

Still, people had mixed reactions to Amy’s statement, with some suggesting she was trying a little too hard to distance herself from the plus-size label:

It sounds like there will be a continued conversation about who gets called “plus-size” and why, whether or not it involves Amy Schumer. What’s important is we remember we’re all more than just our body size and that “plus-size” is a marketing term but not an entire identity. We’re glad Amy can laugh it off and know she’ll continue to inspire us with her hilarity and positivity.

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