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Yes! This is the Inside Amy Schumer sketch about shopping for clothes that needed to exist. Schumer's already riffed on topics like the absurdity of wearing your boyfriend's clothes and the no-makeup makeup trend.
Now, here is a "shopping for cute tops" skit, described as "Kafkaesque" by Vanity Fair, which is an excellent way to sum it up. Schumer shops at a store with teeny-tiny clothes and has to deal with the least helpful sales associate in the world, who says things like: "Could you keep your voice down? You’re scaring the thinner customers."
When Amy asks her if there's a T-shirt size larger than what appears to be a toddler's crop top, the sales rep asks, "Have you checked under the table?"
This sketch is called "Size 12" and it seems to correspond with Schumer's recent criticism of Glamour for including her in the magazine's plus-size issue, a complaint that evolved into a full-on controversy. Schumer wrote on Instagram: "I go between a size 6 and an 8. @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 is plus size?" Glamour's EIC tried to clarify that the decision to include Schumer was because of her stance on body image and body positivity.
Watch Inside Amy Schumer's take on clothing sizes and the frustration that goes along with them below: