Latina actress, Zoe Saldana has come under fire for painting her face black in a trailer for the new Nina Simone biopic. Fans and even Nina Simone’s family have condemned her.
Saldana, who plays the legendary performer and civil rights activist, Nina Simone, had her skin look darker and her nose made to look wider in a poster and video promoting the movie.
The actress tweeted a quote from Simone on Wednesday, only for the family of the late Feeling Good singer to demand she ‘take Nina’s name out your mouth for the rest of your life’.
Supporters of Simone’s music and work criticized movie bosses for casting Saldana – who is an American of part Puerto Rican and Dominican descent – back in 2012.
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After years of delays the movie is finally set to be released in April – and its trailer has caused outrage among the black community. Read some of the tweets below…