#BlackBiopics: Twitter’s Roast of Bad Casting Choices
New pictures of Zoe Saldana as Nina Simone in the unauthorized biography just got released and folks are mad all over again at the ridiculousness of that casting choice. I’ve already blogged about why Zoe playing Nina was a terrible choice. Of ALLLLL actresses that could have played Nina, they went with Zoe and chose to paint her skin darker. WHY NOT JUST USE ONE OF THE MANY GIFTED DARK-SKINNED ACTRESSES IN HOLLYWOOD??? Ughhhhh! Just look at this picture:
Anyway, because you know Twitter ain’t got no chill, this spurred a hashtag called #BlackBiopics. It was created by the homie Saeed Jones (@theferocity) to make fun of the terrible casting choices Hollywood makes and it went from Black folks who just don’t match to us casting white folks in the place of some of our favorite icons. Hilarity ensued.
The level of shade in this hashtag is so high that I had to turn on a lamp in my house even though it’s daytime. Chile…
If you can’t view the tweets below, see it on Storify!
Everyone needs to go take a nap ASAPTUALLY! I’ll be updating the tweets as more roll in.