For Nina: Why Zoe Saldana can catch ALL of this shade
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I could sit here and blame Hollywood for how it constantly and ridiculously practices the erasure of black folks when documenting history via cinema. Yes, Hollywood is a mess and we all know it. We will continue to call that culture out every time we see it. When are we going to start holding actors and actresses accountable for their culpability in Hollywood's legacy of racism? Gods of Egypt has flopped. Great. I highly doubt that Joseph Fiennes will find success trying to play Michael Jackson. Now it's time to show Zoe and anyone else who would step into a space that isn't befitting for them that not only will we boycott Hollywood for trying to shade (or lighten) our history... we will boycott YOU
Zoe, how can you call yourself a Nina Simone fan and allow yourself to be essentially put n blackface to portray her? Nina once said, "I've never changed. I've never changed my hair. I've never changed my color, I have always been proud of myself, and my fans are proud of me for remaining the way I've always been." To so fundamentally disregard what the artist you're trying to authentically illuminate stood for disrespects her legacy and disregards her voice. So, Zoe, you can take severals seats, catch infinite shade, and know that I will stand up for Nina Simone. I will hear her voice. I won't ask her to change
Watch Nina's own words on black beauty below: [embed]https://youtu.be/c3ClwX7oyXk[/embed]