NEW YORK (FOX 5 NY) - 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.
Amy Schumer uses the facets of Black womanhood that serve her best while casting Black women as extras and props in centering her own body— I Will Block Ya Mama (@FeministaJones) October 25, 2016
Amy Schumer made a parody of Formation, a song about female black empowerment, with a bunch of other white women...what a mess— jordan rose (@maliagif) October 24, 2016
I feel comfortable assuming Amy Schumer's Beyonce parody is horrifically racist & she will exclaim "omg why do u h8 women" when confronted— daisease (@breatheher_) October 24, 2016
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