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Lena Dunham Opens Up About Amy Schumer Being Labeled Plus-Sized

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Recently, Amy Schumer was included in Glamour Magazine‘s list of ‘plus-sized’ women in Hollywood–which she notoriously spoke out about stating that she wears a size 6 or 8, which is not plus-size. Writer, actress, and women’s activist Lena Dunham came to her side. The 29-year-old told PEOPLE how fashion should be for all women, not just a select few:

“I think fashion should be for women and it should be for all women. We did an interview recently on Lenny with Beth Ditto 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.”

She went on to say how she wants to see the media embrace fashion that includes women of all shapes and sizes, and feels speaking out is the only way to break down barriers–and she’s right, because where does silence get anyone? She stated:

“I think Amy’s entire thing is trying to sort of like break down barriers and be bold about her own opinions and 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.”

Lena also mentioned that she and the “Girls” show’s producer Jenni Konner are currently working on a new short films series for HBO where diverse women’s voices will be the center focus.

I’m definitely on board with that.


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