Amy Schumer felt the need to defend her Formation music video, but she made one thing clear: She ain't sorry, according to USA Today.
When the comedian put out a video earlier this week of herself and co-stars Goldie Hawn, Wanda Sykes and Joan Cusack goofing around to Beyoncé's hit, the piece went viral. But not entirely for positive reasons: There were people who described the clips of Schumer & Co. dancing, tumbling and riding stuffed horses as offensive, racist and ignorant.
Well, for the record, Schumer wants fans to know the following: "You have every right to feel however you feel about the video and me, (but 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."
In fact, she writes, the video premiered on Tidal, which meant Jay Z and Bey approved of it. And Schumer considers Lemonade "one of the greatest pieces of art of our time."
The video was shot in Hawaii over the summer, while Schumer and other female writers, producers and stars who were working together were replaying Lemonade and streaming CNN coverage of Hillary Clinton. "All of the women on set were bonded together from this music and from the election simultaneously. It was such a powerful time," Schumer wrote.
"If you watched it and it made you feel anything other than good, please know that was not my intention. The movie we made is fun and the women in it are strong and want to help each other... 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," she wrote.
Here's Schumer's complete post on medium.com.