“It shouldn’t be about labels,” said Graham at an SXSW panel discussion. “I think the word plus-size is totally outdated." Meanwhile, McCarthy says the term creates division: "You're saying, 'You don't get what everybody else gets. You have to go shop up by the tire section," she told Refinery 29.
There are plenty of things to get offended about, but taking a term that's never been used in hate and is merely a descriptor and trying to take away OUR community is not cool. #PlusSizeAndProud
However, for the purposes of modeling and retail, McCarthy is right about anything labeled "plus-size" being relegated to a tiny corner. That needs to change.