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Back on October 25th co-hosts of ‘The Real’ opened up about their thoughts surrounding Beyoncé’s music video for her hit single ‘Formation,’ and Loni Love gave a passionate critique of another fellow comedian’s parody of the powerful song that was meant to stand behind the empowerment of black women.
Amy Shumer’s remake of the song was in an attempt to rack up the laughter from her fans, so she’d decided to team up with Goldie Hawn to poke a little fun at the song. However, as many of us could have guessed it, the video did not go over too well with the fans.
The project, which was streamed on Tidal, now has more than 1.5 million views on the web, however, over the course of the last five days it has garnered up more than 13,000 dislikes. And the comment section is relentlessly roasting Shumer for her failed approach when mocking black women and our culture.
During last Tuesday’s episode of the popular day time talk show, Love got teary-eyed when speaking on the parody that made an attempt to poke fun at Beyoncé’s inspiring hit song.
“When ‘Formation’ came out, we’ve been going through all this civil unrest,” Love explains. “People are upset. And a lot of Black women feel like they’ve been put to the bottom … That they’ve been brushed aside, and Beyoncé came out and gave them some power.”
Love adds that she understood the comedy and the need to lighten up but wonders if Schumer took it too far by making a bad joke.“I know some people are saying ‘oh, everybody lighten up.’ You don’t understand. We have some issues in this country. We need to get through these issues. And you’ve got to respect their point of view. I’m crying because I can feel their pain.”
So, what are your thoughts? Was it even funny to you? I thought it was pretty lame.
Comment below and tell me what you think.