Goldie Hawn, Amy Schumer, and Wanda Sykes get in Formation and now facing serious backlash for the parody of Formation.
Black feminists and comedy fans go after “Trainwreck” star and Wanda Sykes for the Formation parody video. Schumer‘s recent parody of Beyonce’s “Formation” has been blasted by African Americans, feminists and social media users for its appropriation of black culture.
The clip was shot in Hawaii during the filming of Schumer’s new comedy, and features her costars Goldie Hawn, Joan Cusack and Wanda Sykes.
In case you didn’t know Beyoncé is trying to inspire confidence and empowerment in black culture, and she wants all her ladies to get in formation and to get information.
Part of this message includes reclaiming pieces of the culture that have been deemed undesirable, like “baby hair” and “Jackson 5 nostrils.” In a more subtle move along these lines, Bey also reclaims an old, insulting term: “bama.”
The women dance to Beyonce’s controversial hit, that contains powerful identifying statements from the singer like, “My daddy Alabama / Mama Louisiana / You mix that negro with that Creole / Make a Texas Bama.”
“There is no possible excuse for @AmySchumer not to know the cultural significance of #Formation for black women.I hope this hurts her career,” said @peacebang.
“It is weird to me that @amyschumer thought a song about the police killing black people was perfect for a parody,” wrote Twitter user @ndreajohnson.
“Amy Schumer continues to be trash and disrespectful like she doesn’t have access to open conversations about race and black women,” wrote BooksBakesBio.