Amy Schumer has been known for defending herself when people say she is plus sized. The 35-year old comedian is adamant on denying that she is anywhere near plus sized and says she wears between a size 6 and 8.
Schumer was just photographed for InStyle magazine’s beauty issue and she’s wearing a one piece swimsuit on the cover.
Some people aren’t thrilled with the magazine for choosing Schumer, but it’s the comments of one person in particular that are atrocious.
South Shore Swimwear, a luxury swimwear line, commented, “Come on now! You could not find anyone better for this cover? Not everyone should be in a swimsuit.” If this comment didn’t seem rude enough as it is, there was also a vomit emoji at the end of it.
What kind of bullying is this and why is it allowed?
Many came to Schumer’s defense to say that not everyone has to be small to wear a swim suit. One comment read, “@southshoreswimwear not everyone should be in a swimsuit?! Swimwear is not just for women who are a size 2! She is a real woman with a real body. Bravo to @instylemagazine for showcasing her. She looks beautiful.”
Dana Duggan, the owner of South Shore Swimwear and author of the comment, replied back, “@rachelpasternak I can have my opinion and you can have yours. It’s called Freedom of Speech.”
It should be noted that Duggan does not sell plus sized swimsuits.
Yahoo Style reached out to Duggan. She said, “I’m not fat-shaming anyone. I’m not anti-inclusivity or anti-plus size. All I said was not everyone should be in a swimsuit on the cover of a magazine. I don’t think it was an attractive photo.”
Now if you want some irony, Duggan herself has admitted that she herself is a size 14!
Although Duggan justifies this because she is “not on the covery of a beauty magazine.”
Duggan also said, “I’m not saying plus-size women shouldn’t wear bathing suits.” THEN WHAT? What should they wear to the pool or the beach?
Duggan may be entitled to her opinion but her comments are sending a bad message to women.