If you’ve ever experienced body shaming while shopping for clothes, know that you’re not alone. In Amy Schumer’s latest comedy sketch “Size 12,” the comedian highlights the struggle of plus-size shoppers trying to find something in their size. When Amy holds up a black t-shirt and asks the salesperson, “Do you have this in a size 12?” The woman immediately becomes uncomfortable and asks, “Do you mean a UK 12, which is a US 8 or a Japanese 12, which is a American toddler 3?”
The scene continues as the salesperson tells Amy there is a “whole section for your situation” and brings her to an open field. Amy sees Lena Dunham, who is wearing a bulky rain jacket, hanging out with a cow. “She’s shopping, it’s her daughter’s bat mitzvah,” says Lena about the cow.
Though the entire sketch is hilariously over the top, the message Amy sends to viewers is impactful. A simple act like shopping for women who don’t fit into that size 0 or even size 10 category can be devastating. And, when it comes down to it, brands should cater to all sizes and shapes while a salesperson should make customers feel comfortable and welcomed, regardless of their weight or physical appearance. Watch the sketch above, and then see Amy’s response to the whole thigh-gap debate.
Source: Pop Sugar