Ashley Graham Slams Amy Schumer Over “Plus Size” Complaint

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By Shari Weiss


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Ashley Graham slams Amy Schumer in her Cosmopolitan cover story, calling out the comedienne for complaining about being called “plus size.”

In April, Schumer objected after Glamour included her in its special issue on plus-size bodies. The cover touted, “Women Who Inspire Us: Melissa McCarthy, Adele, Amy Schumer & Ashley Graham.” In response, she wrote on Instagram, “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.”

Schumer went on, “@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.”

Graham, however, doesn’t agree. In the August issue of Cosmo, she says, “I can see both sides, but Amy talks about being a big girl in the industry. You thrive on being a big girl, but when you’re grouped in with us, you’re not happy about it? That, to me, felt like a double standard.”

In the interview, Graham also defends her preference to be considered just a “model,” as opposed to a “plus-size model.” She tells the magazine, “Just because I’m not calling myself plus size doesn’t mean I’m not representing a woman who is… I’m giving curvy women a seat at a table that we’ve never been invited to before — a table with high-end fashion people who have never considered us beautiful.”

Schumer not has not responded to the comments. See photos from Graham’s Cosmopolitan shoot below. The full issue hits newsstands on July 12. UPDATE: Schumer tweeted on Thursday afternoon, “I totally understand Ashley’s feelings. I don’t group myself in with her because she is unbelievably beautiful. Nothing but respect for her.”

Graham herself then tweeted, “I have the greatest respect for @amyschumer! So glad to be able to exchange thoughts, ideas & opinions w/ another incredible female force.” And Schumer replied, “@theashleygraham Rock on girl. I’m so grateful for you. You inspire me!!!”

Ashley Graham Cosmopolitan Photo 2

(Ben Watts/Cosmopolitan)

Ashley Graham Cosmopolitan Photo 1

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