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Amy Schumer Slams Glamour Magazine For Labelling Her 'Plus Size'

'We are done with these unnecessary labels.'

06/04/2016 11:35 | Updated 06 April 2016

Amy Schumer has hit out at Glamour magazine after the publication featured her in a list of inspirational women in its 'Chic At Any Size' issue, which is widely interpreted to be a 'plus size' issue.

The actress, comedian and healthy body image advocate said she was unhappy with the fact the magazine had featured her, without asking.

Schumer, who flits between a US size 6 and 8 (UK 10-12), said that it sent the "wrong message" to young girls, who would then see her body as plus size. 

Glamour has since denied calling Schumer "plus size", but that hasn't stopped her fans from debating the topic on Twitter.

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After she found out she'd been featured in Glamour's 'Chic At Any Size' issue, Schumer wrote on Instagram that she was unhappy the publication hadn't asked her permission first.

She continued: "I think there's nothing wrong with being plus size.

"Plus size is considered size 16 in America. I go between a size 6 and an 8.

"Young girls seeing my body type thinking that is plus size? What are your thoughts? Mine are not cool Glamour."

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In response to her post calling out the magazine, hundreds of fans began to share their thoughts on the matter. 

While many agreed that it was wrong to feature Schumer in the issue, they also began to talk about the label "plus size" - and why it is wholly unnecessary. 

Although many concluded that the label "plus size" should be done away with altogether, there were also those who said they needed the label - particularly to find clothes in stores more easily. 

Others said that maybe we should do away with all labels. 

Following the Twitter discussion, Schumer tweeted that the general consensus seemed to be that "we are done with these unnecessary labels which seem to be reserved for women".

Cindy Leive, Glamour’s editor-in-chief, has since responded to the comedian’s posts on Twitter by denying that the magazine called her "plus size".

Leive said the publication chose to include an interview with her from 2015 as part of the “women who inspire us” section, due to her work around body positivity.

What do you think of the term "plus size"? Let us know in the comment below.

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