Schumer es­say: ‘For­ma­tion’ video is a trib­ute to Bey­once

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - NEWS -

Amy Schumer has more to say about her “For­ma­tion” video that shows her singing and danc­ing to the Bey­once song along­side Goldie Hawn, Wanda Sykes and Joan Cu­sack.

Schumer says in an es­say that the video it is not a par­ody but a trib­ute ap­proved by Bey­once and hus­band Jay Z. “It was just us women cel­e­brat­ing each other,” schumer writes. “The video Bey­once made was so mov­ing and I wouldn’t ever make fun of that.”

Bey­once’s video for “For­ma­tion” shows 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.”

Schumer ini­tially brushed off crit­i­cism that her take on the clip was racially in­sen­si­tive.

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