Here’s the set up for this story. Yes, there’s a set up. Last week Glamour Magazine listed proud, feminist icon Amy Schumer along other “plus-sized” women like Adele, Melissa McCarthy and Ashley Graham. Amy Schumer took to Instagram about it, clearly a little miffed, but also semi-diplomatically. So I didn’t bring it up. But since there’s more to the story now, here’s the Instagram post:
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. @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
All righty. For the record, though, in many of the shots we see of Amy Schumer, like the famous one we used as a lead for mockery on our post Dear Fat Feminists: Being Naked While Unattractive is not ‘Brave’… Amy is pushing a size 8. But we’ll go with her for this. Okay, Amy, you’re a size 8.
But Amy had even more to say on the subject in an interview with Jimmy Fallon:
Amy says: “What I found out is that people don’t like being labeled ‘plus-sized.’ Let’s just do away with all these labels.”
Okay, that’s fair. I’m a woman. I wouldn’t want anyone to call me “plus-sized.” You know why? It’s a euphemism for fat. No one likes to be called fat. No one. Not even people who’ve boarded the positivity train, apparently. Like Amy Schumer.
So I don’t have a problem with someone turning away from a fat label… except if you’ve become a de facto champion of the “body positivity” movement. One of its tenants being all women of all sizes are beautiful. Because what Amy Schumer is saying “Fat people are beautiful…but don’t call me fat. Because I want to be beautiful.” Irony. It’s what’s for dinner.
At least it was until Amy got a hold of it. Sorry, no leftovers.
Sorry that was the last “fat joke.” They’re just so easy and perfectly fitting here. Unlike Amy’s skirt, hanging on for dear life.
Okay that was the last one.
Also, it’s funny that Amy Schumer is now champion of “hating labels.”
INSERT REFERENCES TO HER INSULTS TO PRO-GUN PEOPLE, REPUBLICANS, ETC ETC. Then end.