Extra Credit Blog
Author: Shawn Wood / April 7, 2016
Women’s Glamour Magazine faced some harsh critisim alongside a Public Relations fail. Glamour magazine’s “Special Edition” focused on Plus-Sized celebs without their discretion. This month’s magazine wanted to focus on Women’s empowerment and what better way to show empowerment then with so called “plus-size” celebrities according to Glamour. Amy Schumer (Comedian) got winded of this after seeing her name on the cover and wasn’t to empowered with what Glamour had to say. Amy took to Instagram to share here concerns. After posting a picture of the cover of the magazine that said “Women who inspire us” amongst the names was Amy, and a few other Celebs. Schumer’s Instagram post read “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. 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 glamorous”(Schumer: PRNewser). Glamour magazine received even more flack from people tweeting, and commenting back on instagram tagging them in posts. This is an issue that just won’t seem to go away in the media (body shaming), and overall hurt the presence of Glamour magazine. Even though Glamour was trying to portray the light on empowerment I believe this hurt them for the worst. Instead of being looked upon in a powerful light they got more criticism then positivity. Was Glamour in the wrong what are your personal thoughts?