Amy Schumer's 'Formation' Parody Is Bad ... but Not Why I Think She's Ignorant

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To some people, Amy Schumer is one of the forces behind the feminist movement. And to others, she's just a comedian who's not funny ... at all. Amy has been known to push the envelope regarding culture and political correctness, which is why her actions don't make me clutch my pearls in the slightest. It's not shocking to me that some consider Amy Schumer's controversial "Formation" parody racist. But I don't think it's that big of a deal, and apparently, Beyonce might not either, as sources say she reportedly gave her approval.

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In a video featuring Goldie Hawn, Wanda Sykes, Joan Cusack, and other costars from their upcoming movie, Amy led the charge as she danced in dirty clothes, sported a bulletproof vest, and threw up middle fingers for the hell of it. (Apparently it was filmed while they were all on location.)

Needless to say, Twitter was not having Schumer's video satire based on Queen Bey's song that focuses on black empowerment and social justice and created the #AmySchumerGottaGoParty hashtag to express their disgust.

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Critics also had no problem giving Wanda, the black comedian who appeared in the video, some side-eye.

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Listen, I'm so here for sending off Amy Schumer. I don't think she's funny, and honestly I never liked her. And if you want to get mad at her "Formation" parody video, that's fine, too.

Just make sure that you turn your anger to Jay -- and even Bey -- as Amy Schumer's controversial satire flick debuted on Tidal, the company that Jay Z owns. (Beyonce is an influencer there as well.)

I don't know the Carters, but I think it's safe to assume they don't have a problem with Amy's antics in the video -- as this was Amy's response to the backlash to what she calls a "tribute":

People have been twerking and getting life from this catchy song since it debuted. Seeing as how "Formation" is played in clubs -- and people will likely dress up as Beyonce for Halloween -- I don't think Amy's parody video is all that shocking.

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But back to Amy Schumer.

Rather than get mad at Amy for not highlighting the message Beyonce conveyed in "Formation," I'd rather focus on the hypocrisy of Amy Schumer calling out Donald Trump's misogynist rhetoric, but using similar language to make bigoted and blanketed statements about Latinos ... just like Donald Trump.

Or are we going to forget that Amy Schumer once suggested Latino men were rapists by saying, "I used to date Hispanic guys, but now I prefer consensual" during one of her shows?

(For the record, I'm not a Trump supporter. I just don't have a tolerance for this kind of BS, no matter the party affiliation.)

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And what about Schumer implying that men of color catcall more than white men in an ignorant and now-deleted tweet?

Oh, I forgot. Amy's a comedian and champion for feminism and therefore gets a pass ...

Girl, bye.

If Tidal wants to sign off on this mockery for the sake of humor, who am I to stand in the way? Amy Schumer might entertain others with her witty words and humor, but as far as I'm concerned, the only joke I see is her.

 

Image via Amy Schumer/YouTube

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