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Glamour Editor in Chief Cindi Leive is clarifying the magazine never dubbed Amy Schumer to be "plus-size," following cover art that spurred some controversy.

Earlier this week, the 34-year-old Trainwreck actress and comedienne expressed her dissatisfaction about being listed with Melissa McCarthy and Adele and Sports Illustrated model Ashley Graham in Glamour magazine's "Chic at Any Size" special issue. She and the rest were dubbed "women who inspire us." A Glamour spokesperson had later told E! News, "We are sorry if we offended her in any way" and clarified the magazine did not actually describe Schumer as "plus size."

"I don't believe that Amy Schumer is plus-size," Glamour Editor in Chief Cindi Leive told Nightline Thursday. "That's not a term that I love. The cover line says, 'Women who inspire us' and we felt the audience for this special edition would be inspired by her completely hilarious and constant consistent message of body positivity."

READ: Amy Schumer calls out Glamour magazine for considering her "plus size"

"I'm certainly sorry that she didn't like being named on the cover and I'm sorry that she wishes her piece hadn't been included but I'm confident that the message of the issue, which is that there are great clothes out there for all of us, is one that will resonate with our readers," she added. "I don't regret including her. I like Amy. I think she's hilarious. I'm sorry she wasn't happy with it, but I also think that women buying the issue probably enjoy what she has to say on the subject of body image."

Schumer had said, "I think there's nothing wrong with being plus size. Beautiful healthy women. Plus size is considered size 16 in America. 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."

"Bottom line seems to be we are done with these unnecessary labels which seem to be reserved for women," she added.

Many people have spoken out in support of Schumer.

"The fact is every [magazine] issue should be an issue that contains a multitude of bodies and a multitude of races and a multitude of gender identities," Girls creator and star Lena Dunham had told E! News.

While McCarthy did not name Schumer, the actress, who has long struggled with body image issues and showcased considerable weight loss last year, posted on Instagram, "We have to stop categorizing and judging women based on their bodies. We are teaching young girls to strive for unattainable perfection instead of feeling healthy and happy in their own skin." 

Schumer has long been outspoken about body image issues and has often poked fun at herself.

"I'm probably, like, 160 pounds right now and I can catch a d--k whenever I want," she said onstage at the Glamour Woman of the Year Awards in 2015, when she won the Trailblazer of the Year award for her messages of body positivity. "Like, that's the truth. It's not a problem."

"I am plus, plus-sized actress Amy Schumer," she joked while giving an acceptance speech at the 2016 Critics' Choice Awards in January, when she won Best Actress in a Comedy for Trainwreck and the Critics' Choice MVP Award.

She has also addressed Hollywood's strict standards when it comes to female actresses.

"If you're an actress and you have this area right here, you have to write your own stuff if you want to get it made," she said, pointing at her stomach."

But in 2015, Schumer also became emotional in a Today show interview while talking about her insecurities.

"It's been a struggle for me my whole life and especially just being in the entertaining industry," she said. "Standing on a stage in front of people, I can't perform my best or be confident if I'm not sure if I'm pulling at something...and sometimes I would just wanna just like kinda throw in the towel and be like, 'I'm not gonna do standup tonight."

A stylist who worked on the set of Trainwreck later helped Schumer gain her confidence and feel better about her looks. She also shopped for her sister, Kim Caramele.

"Seeing my little sister wearing a little blazer and a shirt and looking just like a strong, beautiful women, I realized that holding myself back was also holding her back," she said, fighting back tears. "And so to see just the person I care the most about being given those tools was really moving for me and I just wanted to give it to every woman."

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