Published July 07, 2016
Ashley Graham slammed Amy Schumer for denying the plus size label.
The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model told Cosmopolitan that she felt Schumer was wrong to call out Glamour for calling her plus size when the “Trainwreck” actress has referenced her curvier body many times before.
The 28-year-old model explained, “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."
Interestingly, Graham herself is not a fan of the title saying she does not want to labeled.
“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,” she said.
Although, Graham in one of the most in-demand models to date she has faced her fair share of criticism even from fellow models like Cheryl Tiegs who slammed the Maxim cover girl in March writing, “Her face is beautiful, beautiful. But I don't think it's healthy in the long run."
Tiegs went on to pen an open letter clarifying her statements.
So far Schumer has not addressed Graham’s comments.