Zoe Saldana slammed for ‘blackface’ in Nina Simone biopic

Zoe Saldana slammed for ‘blackface’ in Nina Simone biopic

37-year-old Zoe Saldana plays the iconic singer in upcoming movie Nina, which has been in production for several years.

Now, the trailer has emerged – and people are not happy.

Zoe, whose parents are from the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico, had her skin darkened with make-up, as well as wearing a prosthetic nose, to play the black soul singer and civil rights activist.

After seeing the poster and viewing the trailer, which also stars David Oyelowo as Nina’s assistant turned manager Clifton Henderson, fans of Miss Simone likened the casting of Saldana to blackface. Read more

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