Amy Schumer Is, Like, Totally Over That “Plus-Size” Controversy, Guys, Don’t Worry, It’s Not A Big Deal

Last week-ish, Amy Schumer took an awful lot of umbrage upon finding her name on Glamour Magazine’s special plus-size only issue, calling out the magazine for calling her plus sized because she actually isn’t.  Taking to every modern celebrity’s favorite form of self-expression, Schumer posted the offending magazine cover on Instagram, chastising the magazine for the injustice of labelling her very-obviously-super-normal-and-totally-fine body as something other than it’s not.

A lot of people were mad, because that’s how the world works, so Schumer showed up on Jimmy Fallon last night to clear the air about the “controversy.”

“We don’t need these labels,” she said, slumping on the edge of her chair. “People really don’t like being categorized.”

You don’t say, Amy! Seems to me that you were pretty damn salty about being lumped in with a bunch of inspiring and lovely women who happily inhabit their bodies, regardless of size. It’s very cool of you to hustle to your friend Jimmy’s show, make funny faces and tell the world that, yeah, really, it’s totally fine, labels suck and we should all love ourselves just the way we are. Please note that this is in direct opposition to the way you reacted to being included in a list of women who are arguably doing some really cool shit. What’s the shame in that?

The problem with Schumer’s reaction, obviously, is that it highlights the fact that, despite massive efforts to rebrand “plus-size” as something positive, the negative connotations around fat women existing in this world as regular women still exist. Schumer’s right about one thing — people resist categorization because as a practice, it’s reductive.  But, Schumer drawing attention to the fact that she’s not plus-sized while leaning hard on the “don’t-look-at-me-I’m-hideous-and-fat” narrative in her comedy is disingenuous at best. You can’t have it both ways, Schumer, no matter how hard you try.