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Amy Schumer Responds to the Glamour 'Plus-Size' Controversy on Jimmy Fallon

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Like with many great controversies, the final nail in the coffin (probably) for Amy Schumer and Glamour was an appearance on a late-night talk show. Last night on Jimmy Fallon, Schumer opened the interview by joking, "For those of you who don't know who I am, I'm a famous plus-size model."

She continued in seriousness, saying, "I love Glamour magazine. Honestly, they've been so nice to me. They've done so many great things for women, but what I learned is that people really don't like being classified by 'plus-size.' We don't need these labels. We don't need 'em. It should just say what size you are."

To recap, last week Schumer called out the magazine for including her in their Lane Bryant–sponsored plus size–only issue on the grounds that not only did Glamour not inform her that she'd be included, but that her body also, well, isn't plus-size.

A few days later, Glamour's EIC Cindi Leive went on Nightline to do damage control, claiming that the mag never meant to imply that Schumer was plus-size in the first place.

Here's hoping this Tonight Show interview, which you can watch below, provides some closure.