Joining her were her Mother/Daughter costars and crew members, including Goldie Hawn, Wanda Sykes, and Joan Cusack.
People were pretty pissed.
And #AmySchumerGottaGoParty became a thing on Twitter.
Amy starts off by stating, “Saying I love Beyoncé’s album Lemonade is a huge understatement. I believe it is one of the greatest pieces of art of our time.”
Amy goes on to say how the cast and crew of Mother/Daughter were “all crazy for the album and also for Hillary Clinton.”
Amy also points out that she “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.”
Then she says, “It was NEVER a parody. It was just us women celebrating each other.”
Oh, and for those who are wondering — she asked Bey, “Of course I had Beyoncé and Jay Z’s approval. They released it on Tidal exclusively for the first 24 hours.”
Amy ended the essay with:
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