Amy Schumer Responds to Ashley Graham Calling Her Out for Rejecting Plus-Size Label

Amy Schumer Responds to Ashley Graham Calling Her Out for Rejecting Plus-Size Label
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July 7, 2016, 3:30 p.m.: This story, and the story's headline, have been updated to include Amy Schumer's response. 

Body-positive crusader, sultry supermodel and cellulite-flaunter Ashley Graham revealed her first ever Cosmopolitan cover Thursday morning. 

August 2016 Cosmopolitan cover
Source: 
Ben Watts/Cosmopolitan

In addition to the cover image, the publication revealed a few excerpts from Graham's interview, including a quote in which she addresses April's Amy Schumer/Glamour-gate. After being mentioned on the cover of Glamour magazine's plus-size issue, Schumer took to Instagram and Twitter to voice her disdain with being categorized plus size as a size six or eight.

"I can see both sides," Graham said in the August issue on stands July 12. "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." 

It only took only a few hours for Schumer to respond, tweeting, "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 is well-known for being an outspoken advocate on matters of body positivity within the modeling industry. Within the first half of 2016, she's scored numerous covers, from Sports Illustrated to Maxim, a space traditionally reserved for one specific (read: non-curvy) body type. 

"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," Graham said.

Source: Ben Watts/Cosmopolitan

Graham posted a photo Wednesday on Instagram of her wearing a bodysuit, writing how she had once been told her thighs were "cellulite city." "I now realize these thighs tell a story of victory and courage," she said. "I will not let others dictate what they think my body should look like for their own comfort, and neither should you."

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Many are proud to see a curvier woman on the cover of Cosmopolitan, especially one that has been so vocal about body positivity, with fans commenting, "I love this! That even thick/big girls get to be on a magazine cover," and, "You continue to #slay makes me proud to be #thick."

And as one user wrote, "This is everything to me because this is the magazine I read growing up and never did I find anyone I could relate to." 

The Amy Schumer/Ashley Graham conversation seems to still be heated, but for Graham, what's next? Vogue? Keep on slayin'. 

Source: Instagram

Read more:
• 'Sports Illustrated' Just Made History With Its Swimsuit Cover — And It's About Time
• Ashley Graham Just Took a Stand for Plus-Size Women at Miss USA 2016
• Model Ashley Graham Proudly Flaunts Her Cellulite

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Hayley Wilbur

Hayley is a staff writer at Mic, covering style. Say hi: hayley@mic.com.

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