Feminist spokesperson Lena Dunham has reached out in defence of Amy Schumer following her recent attack on a magazine publication which labelled the latter 'plus-size'. Dunham has warned of the dangers of labelling women according to their size when it comes to fashion, claiming that all sizes of women should be targeted in the same way.

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'Girls' star Dunham arrived at the Hollywood Reporter's 35 Most Powerful People event in New York yesterday (April 6th 2017), where she was in attendance to receive an honour for her work particularly in regards to her feminist newsletter Lenny Letter.

'I think fashion should be for... all women', she told People. 'We did an interview recently on Lenny with Beth Ditto [from Gossip] who just launched a line that is technically plus-sized but what she really cares about is just putting women in clothes they can feel good about because so often we've assumed women who aren't size zeros just want to put themselves in a tent.'

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The comment comes following Amy Schumer's recent criticism of Glamour magazine, who featured her in their plus-size segment. 'I think there's nothing wrong with being plus size. Beautiful healthy women. 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. Young girls seeing my body type thinking that is plus size? What are your thoughts? Mine are not cool glamour not glamourous.'

She later added on Twitter: 'Bottom line seems to be we are done with these unnecessary labels which seem to be reserved for women.'

'I think Amy's entire thing is trying to sort of like break down barriers and be bold about her own opinions', Dunham continued. 'What I think she was trying to do was stand up for women and say we're not supposed be categorized in this role, we're supposed to just be allowed to exist.'