Zoe Saldana is a woman of color. She was chosen to play Nina Simone in a bio-pic.  Nina Simone was a very dark black woman and in order to achieve that Saldana has to wear make-up.  Simone’s estate has vilified the production and asked fans to not watch and rather hold listening parties. Simone’s daughter Lisa Simone Kelly is no fan of the production either.  Kelly says the film is full of lies and doesn’t think Saldana was “the proper choice,” to play her mother, but doesn’t blame Saldana.

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