There are so many appropriate ways to respond to new Beyoncé music – like with hugs, with thanks, with joyful tears. But getting angry about her black-positive message isn’t one of them.
Standing shrieking atop the pile of think pieces about Beyoncé’s “Formation” single and music video (and all of the black-positive imagery and messages therein) came Saturday Night Live‘s “The Day Beyoncé Turned Black.”
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Poking fun at some conservative pundits who slammed the video and the singer’s Super Bowl performance last weekend, the skit was set up as a nightmare trailer about a nightmare movie set in a nightmare world, in which nothing made sense anymore for the white people living in it.
With dawning horror, they listened to lines like “I got hot sauce in my bag/Swag,” and realized, “Maybe this song isn’t for us.”
“But usually everything is!”