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Amy Schumer slammed as being ‘racially insensitive’ for ‘Formation’ parody

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Comedian Amy Schumer is facing a backlash on social media after releasing a parody video of Beyonce's "Formation." Schumer's version which features actress Goldie Hawn has been called 'racist' online – Oct 25, 2016

On Oct. 21, Amy Schumer’s spoof of Beyoncé’s Formation music video debuted on Tidal, and many people criticized it for being racially insensitive.

The video features a sweaty Schumer dancing to the song alongside Goldie Hawn, Wanda Sykes and Joan Cusack. Schumer can be seen writhing in the jungle covered in dirt, before riding mechanical horses in a shopping centre and twerking.

Beyoncé’s version of the clip 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.”

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Some Twitter users are slamming the video on charges of cultural appropriation.

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The parody has even sparked the hashtag #AmySchumerGottaGoParty, which people on Twitter are using to express their disapproval of the comedienne’s actions.

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Schumer’s YouTube clip has three times as many negative votes as positive recommendations.

The Trainwreck star responded on Instagram Monday, thanking streaming music service Tidal, which is partially owned by Beyoncé and her husband Jay Z,  for releasing what she calls a “tribute.”

“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.”

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This isn’t the first time in the past month Schumer has faced backlash for her actions. Around 200 audience members walked out of her show in Tampa on Oct. 16, while she was making fun of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. She later addressed the incident at her show in New York City on Oct. 18 with an open letter “apologizing” to the people that walked out of the Tampa show.

Watch Schumer’s Formation video above.

With files from The Associated Press

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