Double standards are everywhere in our society. But, in a recent exchange between plus supermodel, Ashley Graham and comedic actress, Amy Schumer, Graham is revealing that the double standard is not acceptable.
Graham, who is also a positivity activist encourages women to embrace their plus-size label and admitted to Cosmopolitan magazine that she was disappointed by Amy Schumer.
Why? Well, earlier this year Schumer made public complaints against Glamour magazine’s decision to include her in their first plus-size issue. The actress posted on Instagram:
“@glamourmag 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 it is plus size?”
Graham’s response: “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.”
Not one wanting to stir confusion, Schumer peacefully responded to Graham’s comment via Twitter. She stated, “I totally understand Ashley’s feelings. I don’t group myself in with her because she is unbelievably beautiful. Nothing but respect for her.”
Diplomatic statement indeed.
Graham doesn’t want to be grouped in the plus-size category either, but she feels someone has to be the face and voice of women who don’t fit the size 2 mold.
What do you think? Is what Schumer doing a double standard, or no?
Here’s a theory…
The problem is not the fact that they are curvy, voluptuous women. It may be the negative connotation behind the word, “plus size”.