Zoe Saldana Responds to Nina Simone Biopic Criticism

Zoe SaldanaI don’t care who tells me that I am not this and I am not. I know who I am and I know what Nina Simone means to me and that is my truth and that is what set me free…

Zoe Saldana recently spoke with HipHollywood, giving her response to the overwhelming backlash about her being casted as Nina Simone in an upcoming biopic.

Ok girl. Real poetic. But I still wonder does she really know what Nina Simone stood for? What Nina worked so hard for her legacy to mean to all the Brown skin girls. I do feel that her response lacks understanding of Nina’s legacy and her fight against the status quo Ango-saxon approach to beauty. It’s not an issue of race. It’s an issue of prosthetic noses and afro wigs on an actress who is not that great of an actor to justify any of this. Maybe we will all be surprised tho. I’ll be streaming it when it hits theaters with my $1 bag of popcorn so I can skim through it. What do you ladies think of her response?

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  1. I honestly don’t think it was a good idea for her to do this movie.THERE ARE GOING TO BE BOYCOTTS!!!! and if black actors actually support this film they need to really look into themselves and see if they really stand for something at all. Even Nina Simones daughter doesn’t even support this WTH

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