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Twitter Rage: Zoe Saldana Accused of Blackface in Trailer for Nina Simone Biopic

Twitter Rage: Zoe Saldana Accused of Blackface in Trailer for Nina Simone Biopic

Watch for yourself.

Published March 2, 2016

Zoe Saldana's long-troubled Nina Simone biopic is finally coming to theaters on April 22, and in advance of the release, lots of promotional materials are making their way around the Internet. Yesterday, we saw the first poster for the film, and today, we have actual moving images of Zoe as Nina in the form of a trailer.

Brace yourself, because there's a lot to take in — from seeing Zoe in full Nina regalia (which many are calling out as "blackface") to hearing the actress try to sing in the key of Simone:

Folks on Twitter wasted no time sharing their thoughts on the trailer...and they're not good:

Zoe has had to defend playing the role of Nina Simone for nearly three years now, and it seems like it's only just beginning. Watch the actress talk about the backlash in our exclusive interview below:

Written by Evelyn Diaz

(Photos from left: Monty Fresco/Evening Standard/Getty Images, Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

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