Amy Schumer accused of racism over Beyoncé ‘Formation’ parody video

Comedian teamed up with Goldie Hawn for the controversial clip

Amy Schumer has been criticised for her parody of Beyonce‘s ‘Formation’ video.

The comedian starred in a clip titled ‘Get In Formation’ with actress Goldie Hawn, in which they dance in woods, copy some of the original video’s own choreography and, at point, Hawn is seen lying on the bonnet of a car.

Wanda Sykes and Joan Cusack also appear in the clip, which was released via Jay Z‘s Tidal streaming service. Watch it in full below.


Following the release of the parody clip, Schumer has been accused of racism and cultural appropriation.

“I refuse to watch white racist Amy Schumer parody a Beyonce song about black femmes standing up to white supremacy,” one Twitter user wrote.

Another opined: “I know this is supposed to be a parody but I don’t think a song about the empowerment of black women was the best choice”.


Schumer has not yet responded to the criticism.

Amy Schumer recently made headlines after approximately 200 people walked out of her comedy gig in Tampa, Florida over a joke she made about Donald Trump.

Responding to that incident, Schumer told EW: “I loved the crowd and my show in Tampa last night! I want to thank the 8,400 people who stayed. We had a great time! We have always depended on comedians to make us laugh and tell the truth. I am proud to continue that tradition.”