Zoe Saldana has been under a lot of scrutiny lately for her latest acting role as the late civil rights activist Nina Simone. Many family members of Nina Simone are upset that the movie is representation of lies and does not tell the real story of who Nina Simone was.They took it upon themselves to take the heat out on Zoe Saldana because she is the leading lady in the biopic. One family member in particular has a difference of opinions following the backlash Zoe has been getting. Lisa Simone Kelly, Nina Simone’s daughter, defends Zoe by saying “it’s unfortunate that Zoe Saldana is being attacked so viciously when she is someone who is apart of a larger picture. It’s clear she brought her best project, but unfortunately she’s being attacked when she’s not responsible for any of the writings or the lies.”
One thing Lisa Simone Kelly has agreed with is the fact that the story line is not accurate. Insisting that her mother and her mothers manager did not date nor have a romantic relationship, which seems to be the focus of the movie. The movie is set to release April 22. What are your thoughts on the backlash, should Zoe Saldana be at fault?