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India.Arie has criticised the decision to cast Zoe Saldana as Nina Simone in a new biopic. Images of Saldana filming the upcoming movie recently emerged but Arie complained about the pictures in a post on Simone's official website. "Today I saw the images of Zoe Saldana as Nina Simone... And I Think They Are Ridiculous!" she wrote. "Yes there should be a movie made, and Yes they should have chosen someone who Looks like Nina Simone, Especially since her Race played such a Pivotal role in Who, What and Why, she was. That Aside for a second, this just looks Weird, it looks like a person in Black(er) face with a fake nose ... Really?!!!!" Arie, who said that Saldana "looks Nothing like Nina Simone", continued: "Does Not The One Nina Simone'S Legacy Deserve Better Than This? "As hard as Nina had to fight for what she (more »


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