Some folks must work really hard to remain so willfully ignorant. They must go out of their way to miss all the points in such a painfully obstinate manner.
The way to hopefully get through to her is by not sitting idly by and letting her deflection slide. The way to hopefully get through to her is to call her out on her convoluted bullshit. There is no one way to be Black.
This is about Nina Simone. Nina was unrelenting in her Blackness at a time when it was dangerous to be so. She was so radically Black that it was detrimental to her career and her marriage.
Even in her own words she reveals a reality where she was a certain type of Black. A Blacker shade of Black:. So while Zoe is Black in the way she knows how to be, Nina was Black in the only way she was allowed to be.
It mattered to her because it mattered to the world that oppressed her. It directly and adversely affected her life.
She wrote about it; she spoke about it; she sang about it. They tried to do so through every single choice they made that led to Zoe being cast to play Nina.
Of course Zoe is free to define her own Blackness however she sees fit. Make it a mantra if you must: Oh Sweet Mahatma Gandhi. You know that, right? Of course you know that. The same reality of colorism reinforced by the film in which she chose to star. Zoe, the prosthetic nose you wore was unattractive but not because wide noses are unattractive.
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She had beautiful skin. She had beautiful features. You not only participated in that, Zoe — you were the literal face of it. Nobody should have done it. That story was uninspired fiction. That script should have ended up in the trash.
Woman, you a lie. Then you begin to comprehend the huge movement of people that are not only aware of Nina but are passionate about her receiving ample recognition. Zoe, you are a fucking lie.
We are undoing the damage you have done. The film in which you participated is not 1 in a series of films. Second, no more films need to be made. You got your own ignorance, arrogance, and obliviousness trending. Wow, Aaron, thank you for articulating this with such passion.
I met someone who worked on the soundtrack and they tried fervently to convince me that this movie was worth a try. I was working and did not feel it was the time nor place to explain how the choice of actress was not as solid as the choice of music selected. So often people ARE selected based Im white and hookup a haitian man calling aaron bankable reasons versus obvious ones. I hope Zoe and all involved could walk a mile to understand the side they obviously did not in making this.
Aaron, again, thank you. I was thinkig the same thing. But still, he has a very valid point in what he is saying.
What I did not understand though was this part, coming from a white person who also happens to be a man, it sounds nothing short of a mockery itself: Strange choice of words.
One thing is for sure: Very sad; very disappointing. You said this better than I ever could.
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Now, if someone could make a proper Nina Simone biopic starring Uzo Aduba. Does this mean when you get a tan you fall a few rungs on the social ladder? Because he is right. Thank you for writing this article. Zoe Saldana is a good actress but she is not fit to play this role.
I was hoping Uzo Aduba would play Nina Simone. How beautiful is the truth? People like Nina can and should speak for herself. The world owes her that. Have not seen this. Will see it to compare to my experiences of the Nina performances I was blessed to see, and to the messages in her work. She was beautiful; her music was beautiful and the message the sad reality for too many Americans.
To assume that Ms Saldana had it entirely easily bc of her light skin and did not ever see it rough is the same as assuming Ms Simone always had it rough.
Both are simply not true. Ms Saldana clearly had it rough and Ms Simone had some joy in her life.
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You bash one black woman in her portrayal of another black woman. The same white man who berated, hated, misused, and abused ALL black women. Your article even comes off racist and full bigotry. You were better off giving this to someone black to publish. But this falls right in the entitled white ideology of getting to speak on whatever you want how you want.
Comments like yours are what is causing white fatigue.
He wrote this based on the feelings of how black people in general and highly doubt he pulled his comments from his ass. Regardless of his race, he is defending a legend someone he is probably a fan of. What will the black community do exactly?
We go to Twitter and insult Zoe Saldana but at the end she still is cast in big name movies making millions while we are mad in a corner crying over a movie white people never even cared about.
Imagine if a white man said blacklivesmatter? This man is white but he is an ally and his voice is welcome. That is what we come to?? One thing conservatives always laugh at liberals about is silly things like this.
It just adds fuel to the fire. The more the merrier. Thank you Jennifer and your voice of reason!
This is so many shades of ridiculousness. Overfield is allowed a voice in this?
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I guess the many positive responses to Mr. The fact that those responses to Mr.
This is some wannabe Cornel West intellectualism you vomited out. When I got to the part where you told Mr.
He is an ally and you need to recognize and choose your battles. We need allies and always have, and always will!
Overfield is supposed to listen to YOU? Because YOU say so? Overfield says the opposite. Overfield is responding to specific comments Zoe herself made. No where does he attack her blackness. Every single word in this is truth.
Overfield for his ability and willingness to say it. Overfield if he is not needed.
Breath of fresh air and you dug in with guts. I am a dark African-American haired woman like Nina and my mom used to play her records while doing house work all the time. I felt the same way when they where talking about Nick Cannon, playing Richard Pryor?!?!?!? Sports agent Aaron Goodwin looked to be a happy, successful man as he. "It's interesting that he's considered a jerk while David Falk [a white Yet he describes his ability to connect with young players as one of his strengths.
When my next client comes around, I'm going to go at him the same way!". The latest Tweets from Aaron Y. Zelin (@azelin). BREAKING: White House aide grabs and tries to physically remove a microphone from CNN Correspondent. Aaron Jackson lived on a golf course in Destin before he began the guy in the worm costume says in an exaggerated New York accent.
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