On Thursday, the Trainwreck actress penned a lengthy note in response to the flak she got for her music video ofBeyoncé's Formation.
As you surely know, several people took to Twitter to share #AmySchumerGottaGoParty after they felt Miz Schumer's take on this hit song was inappropriate as Queen Bey's single addressed racism, Hurricane Katrina, and police brutality — topics users didn't believe the comedienne had a right to speak on.
So why did the Inside Amy Schumer creator feel the need to create this music video? Well, in her letter on Medium, the funny lady explained:
"While we were shooting our movie in Hawaii this summer we were all crazy for the album and also for Hillary Clinton. We would rush back to our televisions or phones to watch a stream of CNN to see the convention and watch Hillary and Michelle and so many extraordinary women speak. All of the women on set were bonded together from this music and from the election simultaneously. It was such a powerful time."
Hey, she's not wrong! Anywho, Schumer went onto clarify that her rendition of Formation was in NO WAY meant to detract from the meaning of the track. Amy continued:
"I love how in the lyrics of Formation Beyoncé is telling us to get in formation. And also I like to think she is telling us ladies to get information. I 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. To fight for what we all want. And to do it together."
Well said. Of course, the biggest point the industry vet wanted to address was the fact her vid was in no way a "parody". Not to mention, the New York native had Bey and Jay Z's blessing to do the project as they even exclusively released it on their streaming site Tidal. The A-lister added:
"It was NEVER a parody. It was just us women celebrating each other. The video Beyoncé made was so moving and I wouldn't ever make fun of that. There is absolutely no way to. I make fun of myself a few times in the video as I do in everything I am a part of. I loved every second of working with those women to make this thing that lifted us up."
Thankfully, Amy did apologize to those who were offended by the interpretation as it was not her intention. However, Schumer let those same fans know that she isn't going anywhere as she concluded:
"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"