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Amy Schumer Has Responded To That Whole Controversy Over Her "Formation" Video

"Of course I had Beyoncé and Jay Z’s approval. They released it on Tidal exclusively for the first 24 hours."

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ICYMI: Earlier this week, there was a bit of backlash on Twitter after Amy Schumer released a short video of her dancing along to Beyoncé's "Formation."

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Joining her were her Mother/Daughter co-stars and crew members, including Goldie Hawn, Wanda Sykes, and Joan Cusack.

People were pretty pissed.

And #AmySchumerGottaGoParty became a thing on Twitter.
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And #AmySchumerGottaGoParty became a thing on Twitter.

Well, Amy has responded to the backlash in a new essay on Medium.

Amy starts off by stating, "Saying I love Beyoncé’s album Lemonade is a huge understatement. I believe it is one of the greatest pieces of art of our time."

Amy goes on to say how the cast and crew of Mother/Daughter were "all crazy for the album and also for Hillary Clinton."
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Amy goes on to say how the cast and crew of Mother/Daughter were "all crazy for the album and also for Hillary Clinton."

Amy also points out that she "did not mean to detract any of the meaning from the video. I am of course horrified and sickened by the events that are addressed throughout that video and didn’t see this as minimizing that and still don’t. It was a way to celebrate bringing us all together."

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Then she says, "It was NEVER a parody. It was just us women celebrating each other."

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Oh, and for those who are wondering — she asked Bey, "Of course I had Beyoncé and Jay Z’s approval. They released it on Tidal exclusively for the first 24 hours."

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Amy ended the essay with:

You have every right to feel however you feel about the video and me but I want you to know I’m not going anywhere. Use whatever hashtag you like. My mission is to continue to work as hard as I can to empower women and make them laugh and feel better and I won’t let anything stop me. #strongertogether #alllove

You can read Amy's full piece on Medium here.

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