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It’s been a little more than a week since Beyoncé dropped her new single “Formation,” and since then, a few groups have expressed outrage over the song’s music video (which includes references to Black Lives Matter) and her Super Bowl performance (where she and her backup dancers paid tribute to the Black Panthers). Now, Saturday Night Live is tackling the controversy with a parody horror movie trailer, titled “The Day Beyoncé Turned Black.”
“For white people, it was just another great week,” a voiceover ominously declares. “They never saw it coming. They had no warning. Then, the day before the Super Bowl, it happened.”
As more and more white people begin to realize that Beyoncé has always been black, the sketch plays out like a disaster movie. (“Maybe this song isn’t for us.” “But usually everything is!”) Things get even more horrifying when it’s suggested that other celebrities like Kerry Washington may also, in fact, be black.
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Watch the sketch below, and read EW’s full SNL recap here.