The model appears on the cover of August's Cosmo magazine.
Curvy model Ashley Graham appears on the August issue of Cosmopolitan and has taken the opportunity to speak out and criticise Amy Schumer on her 'double standards' when it comes to being a plus size icon. The comedian recently showed some anger in being featured in Glamour magazine's special 'plus size' issue.
Ashley Graham says Amy Schumer's comments show double standards
The 27-year-old recently featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue and she's always been extremely open about promoting body confidence among young women. Amy Schumer has been too, but when she was mentioned among other curvaceous celebrities in the Special Edition of Glamour earlier this year (of which Ashley Graham also appeared on the cover), she was rather vocal about not wishing to be classed as plus size - despite the fact that a lot of her humour relies on her curvy body shape.
'I can see both sides, but Amy talks about being a big girl in the industry', Graham said of her comments in Cosmo. '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.'
Schumer had commented that, while she thought there was 'nothing wrong with being plus size', she does not consider herself to be so. 'Plus size is considered size 16 in America. I go between a size 6 and an 8', she said on Instagram. 'Glamour put me in their plus size only issue without asking or letting me know and it doesn't feel right to me.'
However, Schumer has seen Graham's response to that particular message and has replied diplomatically, thankfully. 'I totally understand Ashley's feelings', she said on Twitter. 'I don't group myself in with her because she is unbelievably beautiful. Nothing but respect for her.'
And if you wanted further proof that there's no beef between them, Graham even commented on that. 'I have the greatest respect for Amy Schumer!' She insisted. 'So glad to be able to exchange thoughts, ideas and opinions with another incredible female force.'