Ashley Graham and Amy Schumer Disagree In the Most #GirlPower Way Possible
These ladies might just be the classiest people to ever use Twitter
In case you missed it, model and designer Ashley Graham had some words for Amy Schumer about her thoughts on the plus size label. See, earlier this year, Schumer took issue with the fact that she was included in a special "plus size" issue of Glamour alongside the likes of Graham and other stars like Adele and Melissa McCarthy. "Young girls seeing my body type and thinking that is plus size? Not cool Glamour," the comedian, who's a size six, said on Instagram. (See more from Schumer in Refreshingly Honest Celebrity Body Confessions.)
A photo posted by @amyschumer on Apr 5, 2016 at 8:18am PDT
In an interview for Cosmopolitan, Graham called Schumer out: "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," Graham said.
The conversation between the two mega-stars reflect a much greater issue about the way we label different body types. Graham and Schumer (who have collectively scored covers in major magazines like Vogue, Cosmo, Elle, GQ, Glamour, Vanity Fair, Maxim and Sport's Illustrated, NBD) are living proof that as a society, we're getting better at labeling more than one type of shape as "beautiful." Even still, "plus size" is a loaded term that can carry a stigma. (Check out how we feel about labels in Would You Be Mad If Someone Called You 'Fat?'.)
Luckily, Graham and Schumer both totally get it. The stars took to Twitter to finish their conversation, showing the world the right (and respectful) way to have a disagreement.
Now that's how it's done.