Actress Zoe Saldana has been the subject of criticism over the last year after it was decided she’d star in Nina Simone‘s biopic as the iconic singer.

Most of the controversy, if not all, was simply because of the color of Saldana’s skin.

Nina Simone was a woman with a dark chocolate complexion that often donned an afro.


Critics and fans alike felt as if Saldana was “too pretty” for the role. And of course, the actress’ skin tone was what many deemed “too light”.

Saldana posted a new photo from the highly-anticipated film, noticeably wearing makeup to darken her skin.


Soon after the picture was shared, Twitter exploded with messages that Hollywood could have found a darker actress to portray Simone.

So you tell us, does Zoe’s complexion matter or should it be all about her acting skills?

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