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Backlash against casting Zoe Saldana as Nina Simone gets real

The first look at the upcoming Nina Simone biopic is out, and it’s reigniting objections to a light-skinned actress playing the dark-skinned civil rights activist and jazz singer. Criticism has dogged “Nina” since news broke in 2012 that actress Zoe Saldana, who is of Dominican and Puerto Rican descent, would play the woman known to Read More…