Amy Schumer defends her 'Formation' video

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 06:  Amy Schumer arrives for GQ Men Of The Year Awards 2016 at Tate Modern on September 6, 2016 in London, England.  (Photo by Jeff Spicer/Getty Images)

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  • Amy Schumer posted a Medium essay to respond to critics of her 'Formation' video
  • 'It was never a parody,' Schumer wrote

(CNN)Amy Schumer is defending herself against criticism directed toward her this week following the release of a music video in which she and some celebrity friends pay homage to Beyonce's "Formation."

In a Medium essay posted Thursday, Schumer said the video she made was "NEVER a parody."
"It was just us women celebrating each other," Schumer wrote. "The video Beyoncé made was so moving and I wouldn't ever make fun of that. There is absolutely no way to."