The Twitter reviews are in for the Nina Simone biopic trailer starring Zoe Saldana.
And, of course, Black Twitter’s foolishness is on full display.
If you look past Saldana’s black paint makeup or the fact that she can’t sing (and some may argue she can’t act), you will see that the movie does a decent job paying tribute to the Jazz legend.
— Jezebel (@Jezebel) March 2, 2016
Hip Hop Wired — The long-delayed and highly controversial Nina Simone biopic starring Zoe Saldana will be out this spring, presumably due to the success of the Oscar-nominated Neflix doc What Happened, Miss Simone? Of course, a major difference in the early reception of between projects is that Saldana’s role has been met with scrutiny for years now.
The Dominican actress’s lighter skin tone and previous comments on race (which are different from Simone’s well-noted stance) are just two of the many gripes about the film. Unfortunately, Saldana’s prosthetic nose and darkened make-up, isn’t wining over naysayers either.
Nina, is now slated for release April 22, in theaters and through video-on-demand. The first trailer, and the movie poster were released this week.
— Moyo Akandé (@MoyoAkande) March 2, 2016
Just saw the Zoe Saldana Nina Simone trailer pic.twitter.com/JwWVGvQEwZ
— Black Girl Nerds (@BlackGirlNerds) March 2, 2016
Watching the trailer for the Nina Simone doc that stars Zoe Saldana just for me mad all over again. Mad 2.0. Mad the remix. Mad the sequel.
— Awesomely Luvvie (@Luvvie) March 2, 2016
Ya'll. Why does this look like a rogue SNL skit? Nina Simone deserves better than blackface. https://t.co/gGpJ3IldeH
— tangerinejones (@tangerinejones) March 2, 2016
You would think as she's having black face painted on her, that she would think "Gee, this is a TERRIBLE IDEA." https://t.co/3uQWYithUn
— Banana Pepper (@PepperDempsey) March 2, 2016
i say this with absolute love in my heart: zoe saldana looks like she's in blackface in the nina simone trailer
— jason (@nonlinearnotes) March 2, 2016
These Hollywood Black biopics are produced to desecrate the memory
& diminish the achievements of their subjects https://t.co/qp0kBORMT5 vi
— Tammi LaTela (@TLaTela) March 2, 2016
Watched the Nina Simone trailer…..cant get passed Zoe Saldana in this damn Halloween paint.
— Steph Da 5'6 (@eleven8) March 2, 2016
— ???? (@heLLobrOOklyn) March 2, 2016
Man I can't wait until y'all see this Zoe Saldana Nina Simone movie trailer. If you thought you were mad before…
— Matthew A. Cherry (@MatthewACherry) March 2, 2016