UPDATE, 6:45 p.m. ET: Amy Schumer took to Instagram on Monday, October 24, to respond to the harsh backlash she received for her parody of Beyoncé’s “Formation” music video.
“You know you that bitch when you cause all this conversation. Thanks for the exclusive release Tidal!” she wrote alongside a black-and-white photo of herself laying topless in bed. “We had so much fun making this tribute. All love and women inspiring each other. #strongertogether.”
Original story below:
Have you RSVP’d to the #AmySchumerGottaGoParty? Amy Schumer parodied Beyoncé’s “Formation” music video, and many pissed-off social media users accused the comedian of being racist after seeing the clip. See moments from the music video and find out what the fuss is all about in the video above.
In the video below, which was released on Tidal Friday, October 21, the Trainwreck actress, 35, is joined by her Mother/Daughter costars Goldie Hawn and Wanda Sykes, as well as other celebrities such as Joan Cusack. The ladies show off some interesting dance moves — which some outlets have labeled “impressive” — and writhe around in a variety of ensembles ranging from dirty slip dresses to bulletproof vests.
Though several women of color participated in the video, the internet still found Schumer’s interpretation of Queen Bey’s anthem — meant to celebrate being a black woman — inappropriate. Many tweeters protested the video by sharing messages with the #AmySchumerGottaGoParty hashtag.
“That video wasn’t a parody. Parodies are funny. That video was just more of her showing her s–t racist personality #AmySchumerGottaGoParty,” one fumed, while another wrote: “I’m coming to the #AmySchumerGottaGoParty but I’m a sit in the corner and glare at Jay-Z for putting that s–t on Tidal.”
I’m bringing snacks. How are you arriving?
— Jesus F. Baby (@FeministaJones) October 23, 2016
— not taylor day (@kawisahawii) October 24, 2016
— AngryMiddleAgedAsian (@maureennboyd) October 24, 2016
#AmySchumerGottaGoParty the hashtag speaks for itself. Finally! ???
— gollyslims (@Gollyslims) October 24, 2016
Not everything is for you, Amy Schumer #AmySchumerGottaGoParty
— Jess Kelley (@engage_therapy) October 24, 2016
— K.Shima (@kane_shima) October 24, 2016
— Zaddy Les (@ZaddyLes) October 24, 2016
Why this racist, ignorant, white feminist is never held accountable for anything problematic she says is beyond me #AmySchumerGottaGoParty
— ✧Rama✧ (@EdgarAllanHoee) October 24, 2016
Okay I watched the video– WOW that was terrible and racist. I’m here for the #AmySchumerGottaGoParty, can I help with dishes or something?
— Superjules (@Superjules) October 24, 2016
Aside from Twitter’s collective disappointment in Schumer’s latest project, a few tweeters pointed out that her “Formation” mimicry was released on Tidal, which Bey’s husband, Jay Z, has partial ownership of, so one can assume that at least one half of the power couple gave it the greenlight.
Schumer has yet to respond to the criticism.