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The Nina Simone biopic—Nina—has been beset with issues since it premiered at Cannes in May 2014. Namely, Simone's relatives have expressed misgivings that the African-American singer is being portrayed by Zoe Saldana, an actress born to a Puerto Rican mother and Dominican father.

Today (March 2), as the official trailer for Nina released, a verified account tweeting on behalf of Simone extended several vitriolic messages to Saldana: 

There's no word on who exactly sent the tweet, although the account in question is registered on behalf of Nina Simone's estate. Nina, written and directed by Cynthia Mort (Will & Grace, Roseanne), opens in theaters on April 22.