Zoe Saldana Wore Blackface and Prosthetic Nose For Nina Simone Biopic – Internet Is Upset

A Nina Simone biopic screened two years ago at Cannes finally got a release date and everyone is up in arms over the casting of Zoe Saldana in the title role.

EW released the first poster of the movie and announced the release date of “Nina”: April 22, 2016 in theaters and VOD.

Fans noticed that Zoe, who is Afro-Latina, had noticeably darker skin and a larger nose – to match the legendary singer’s appearances.

Take a look:

Source: EW

Source: EW

Source: BGLH

Source: BGLH

I disapprove! What were these people thinking when they did this?

When Zoe wore the nose and darkened her skin on the set every day – no one said anything? Anything??? WTF

Nina Simone is not a science fiction character. What a disgrace.

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