Amy Schumer fires back at racist accusations over Beyonce parody

FILE - Amy Schumer accepts the Critics’ Choice MVP award at the 21st annual Critics' Choice Awards at the Barker Hangar on Sunday, Jan. 17, 2016, in Santa Monica, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
FILE - Amy Schumer accepts the Critics’ Choice MVP award at the 21st annual Critics' Choice Awards at the Barker Hangar on Sunday, Jan. 17, 2016, in Santa Monica, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

- Actress and comedian Amy Schumer is brushing off critics who say her parody of Beyonce's "Formation" video is racially insensitive.

The video features a sweaty Schumer dancing to the song alongside Goldie Hawn, Wanda Sykes and Joan Cusack. Some Twitter users are slamming the video on charges of cultural appropriation.

Beyonce's version of the clip showed the singer sitting atop a New Orleans police car sinking in floodwaters. It also includes images of a hooded black child facing police and graffiti scrawled on a wall that reads "Stop Shooting Us."

The YouTube clip has three times as many negative votes as positive recommendations.

Schumer responded on Instagram, thanking streaming music service Tidal for releasing what she calls a "tribute."

Tidal is partially owned by Beyonce and her husband, Jay Z.

 

Schumer recently made headlines when audience members at her comedy show in Florida left the auditorium when she criticized Donald Trump and his supporters.

With the Associated Press

 

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