SNL Spoofs Reaction to Beyoncé’s New Music Video
Saturday Night Live can be pretty hit and miss, but sometimes when they get something right, they get it really, really right.
Taking on the racially-charged controversy that surrounded the surprise release of Beyoncé’s “Formation” music video, SNL came out with a faux movie trailer this past weekend for “The Day Beyoncé Turned Black.” The trailer essentially boils down the negative reaction to Bey’s video to what it truly was: white people realizing that Beyoncé doesn’t exist as an easily digestible image we can point to in order to be like “haha no I’m not racist, I like Beyoncé” while not having to acknowledge any actual racial issues, whether externally or internally.
But of course, it’s SNL, so they do it in a highly amusing — and quite frankly, daring — fashion. They say the best humor makes us reexamine ourselves and our choices, so hopefully this skit has done some good on that front. Beyond that, we’ll let this video — and Beyoncé’s — speak for itself.