Several social media users are slamming Amy Schumer for her parody of Beyonce's Formation music video (video below).
The parody video was first released on Tidal before Schumer uploaded it to her YouTube account on Oct. 22, the Daily Mail reported. She filmed the video alongside Goldie Hawn, her co-star for the forthcoming film "Mother/Daughter."
While Schumer called the video a “tribute,” several social media users found the spoof to be racially insensitive.
“Amy Schumer made a parody of Formation, a song about female black empowerment, with a bunch of other white women...what a mess,” wrote Twitter user @Maliagif.
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“There is no possible excuse for @AmySchumer not to know the cultural significance of #Formation for black women,” wrote @peacebang, another Twitter user. “I hope this hurts her career.”
The controversial video even sparked the creation of the hashtag #AmySchumerGottaGoParty.
“It's a goddamn hate crime that amy schumer was allowed to do a parody of formation and it's on tidal,” tweeted one user.
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The video has more than 500,000 views on YouTube and has nearly three times more dislikes than likes. Schumer said the video was filmed while they were shooting "Mother/Daughter" in Hawaii.
Schumer posted a statement about the parody video on her Instagram.
“You know you that b**** when you cause all this conversation,” Schumer wrote. “Thanks for the exclusive release Tidal! We had so much fun making this tribute. All love and women inspiring each other. #strongertogether.”
The 35-year-old actress posted another video to Instagram on Oct. 25, saying she was “grateful.”
“I'm going to bed. I just want to say - I’m sober first of all, no drinking - I’m tired, a lot of work today...I'm grateful,” Schumer said in the video. “I'm grateful for all of this s***. I'm grateful to be alive right now during this time. I hope you have a good night too.”