Amy Schumer Responds to Backlash Over ‘Formation’ Parody Music Video

Amy Schumer is taking the high road.

After receiving tons of criticism when she released a “Formation” parody video featuring appearances by Goldie Hawn, Wanda Sykes, and Joan Cusack that inspired the trending topic #AmySchumerGottaGoParty, Schumer responded to critics. Instead of continuing the negativity, Schumer’s decided to use her platform to encourage other women and thank the people that helped her release the video: None other than Jay Z and Beyoncé.

In the caption of a picture of herself laying on a couch in just underwear, Schumer wrote, “You know you that bitch when you cause all this conversation. Thanks for the exclusive release Tidal!”

While some of Schumer’s critics accused the star of appropriating the song that has such strong African American themes, it’s clear that the comedian’s had Beyoncé’s approval from the start. After releasing the video on Sunday (Oct. 23, 2016), Schumer shared a behind-the-scenes video on Instagram and thanked the couple for all of their help.