News Even If You Are Ethnically Black And Try To Look More Black For A Movie, That's RACIST!!!

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  1. HS Cult Leader

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    Zoe Saldana under fire for blackface in Nina Simone biopic

    By Derrick Bryson Taylor

    March 3, 2016 | 9:20am


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    Nina Simone

    Nina Simone’s family is not happy that Zoe Saldana wears a prosthetic nose and blackface for her role as the late singer in “Nina.”

    “I’ll tell you what freedom is to me — Not fear… I mean really, no fear,” Saldana, 37, quoted the late singer on Twitter Wednesday in reaction to the criticism.

    Simone’s official account fired back, “Cool story but please take Nina’s name out of your mouth. For the rest of your life.”

    The account — which is billed as the “Official Twitter for the Estate & Legacy of Dr. Nina Simone #ninasimone Pianist, singer, songwriter, activist, icon, mother. Doctor of Music and Humanities” — later tweeted, “Hopefully people begin to understand this is painful. Gut-wrenching, heartbreaking, nauseating, soul-crushing. It shall pass, but for now…”

    The movie, which co-stars David Oyelowo, follows Simone as she attempts to make a comeback in the music business.

    Saldana drew much criticism in 2012 after initial images of her in makeup surfaced. Some were outraged, while others thought the film should have cast a dark-skinned actress to play the part of the controversial singer.

    Saldana, who is of Puerto Rican and Dominican descent, later revealed her own doubts about the casting. “I didn’t think I was right for the part, and I know a lot people will agree, but then again, I don’t think Elizabeth Taylor was right for Cleopatra either,” she told InStyle in June 2015.

    Simone Kelly, Nina Simone’s daughter, voiced her opposition in the New York Times in 2013. “My mother was raised at a time when she was told her nose was too wide, her skin was too dark,” Kelly said. “Appearance-wise this is not the best choice.”

    “Nina” hits theaters on April 22.

     
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    The race obsessed are an endless source of amusement.

    That said, while I'm not familiar with this man, just judging from the name "Oyelowo", I'm going to go out on a limb and surmise that he's never been accused of 'not being black enough'. :D
     
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    It's all racism you racist bastards. If she didn't do this, they'd be accused of saying the dark skin wasn't pretty enough. You can't win. But who the f*** wants to see this? Enough with the biopics. They all follow the same damn formula.
     
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    She's way hotter than Nina. I guess the Simone family would've been happier with the chick who's playing Winston in the Ghostbusters reboot.
     
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    Clearly the role should have gone to Wesley Snipes. Dude loves working in drag.

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