Sit Down Haters: Bob Johnson Claps Back At Outrage Over Zoe Saldana Starring In His Nina Simone Biopic

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Wait, Bob Johnson’s involved in the Nina Simone biopic?!

Bob Johnson Comments On The Nina Simone Biopic

Remember when we told you that the Zoe Saldana’s was being slaughtered with slander for portraying Nina Simone in a forthcoming biopic???


Well Robert L. Johnson better known as BET Founder Bob Johnson is clapping back at the controversy. Why? Because his RLJ Entertainment company acquired NINA for distribution.

“Zoe Saldana delivers an exceptional and mesmerizing tribute to Nina Simone. She gave her heart and soul to the role and displayed her extraordinary talent,” said Bob in a statement.

The most important thing is that creativity or quality of performance should never be judged on the basis of color, or ethnicity, or physical likeness. Quality entertainment should be measured by the sheer force of creativity and the commitment that an actor or actress brings to the performance.

We are proud to distribute the film headlined by Zoe Saldana and David Oyelowo on April 22, 2016.”

Are you ready to see Zoe Saldana’s “mesmerizing” Nina performance???

Nina Simone

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