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October 30, 2012

As Movie Images Emerge, Controversy Surrounding Zoe Saldana Playing Nina Simone Erupts

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by Yvette Carnell Many people have announced their opposition to Zoe Saldana being cast in the role of Nina Simone, mainly because Saldana doesn’t resemble Simone. Saldana is beautiful, but she’s not nearly as dark as Simone, causing many to express outrage that black historical figures are being whitewashed by Hollywood. In an open letter to Zoe Saldana, Kimberly Foster succinctly expressed the overriding criticism of Saldana playing Simone: Black…