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Slammed for Beyonce Parody, Amy Schumer Calls it 'a Tribute'

Critics are calling the video racially insensitive, cultural appropriation

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    Amy Schumer is brushing off critics who say her parody of Beyonce's "Formation" video is racially insensitive.

    The video features a sweaty Schumer dancing to the song alongside Goldie Hawn, Wanda Sykes and Joan Cusack. Some Twitter users are slamming the video on charges of cultural appropriation.

    Beyonce's version of the clip showed the singer sitting atop a New Orleans police car sinking in floodwaters. It also includes images of a hooded black child facing police and graffiti scrawled on a wall that reads "Stop Shooting Us."

    The YouTube clip has three times as many negative votes as positive recommendations.

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    Schumer responded on Instagram, thanking streaming music service Tidal for releasing what she calls a "tribute."

    Tidal is partially owned by Beyonce and her husband, Jay Z.