Oh, boy. Amy Schumer is being called out for her parody of Beyonce’s ‘Formation’ music video, a clip which has definitely ruffled some feathers. So much so that fans have started to attack her on Twitter, some even calling her a racist. See the shocking tweets right here!
Amy Schumer, 35, is being ripped apart by fans on Twitter who think her parody of Beyonce‘s “Formation,” featuring Goldie Hawn, 70, was racist. And some of them are taking it to the absolute extreme, hoping that the satirical work negatively affects her career. “There is no possible excuse for @AmySchumer not to know the cultural significance of #Formation for black women. I hope this hurts her career,” wrote Twitter user @peacebang. Ouch! That is a serious statement right there.
But this user was not alone in her feelings on the video. “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. Eh, she’s definitely not wrong. Check out what other users said, below.
— Victoria Weinstein (@peacebang) October 24, 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
— not taylor day (@kawisahawii) October 24, 2016
the hackers who took down the internet to prevent anybody from seeing amy schumer's formation 'parody' are the real heroes imo
— jordan pearson (@neuwaves) October 21, 2016
uh can i call off work forever because i watched like 10 seconds of the amy schumer "formation" parody and I no longer believe in goodness?
— Erik Hauntin (@erikhinton) October 21, 2016
We don’t know if the parody will necessarily hurt Amy’s career, because, after all, she is a comedian and it was a spoof. That’s what they do. And Amy probably only had the best of intentions while doing it. But, the Twitter users who were calling her out did make some good points about how “Formation” is deeply rooted in black female culture. Amy was probably just trying to have fun and never intended to offend anyone, or come across as racist. Though, maybe next time she will need to take that into account if she doesn’t want to upset fans.
HollywoodLifers, did you think Amy’s “Formation” parody was racist? If so, do you think that she realized it was? Let us know your thoughts below!