Zoe Saldana Says Hollywood Bullied Donald Trump, Twitter Claps Back Hard

The actress finds herself on the wrong side of a popular opinion.

By Jasmine Washington

After all of the hoopla surrounding Zoe Saldana’s portrayal of Nina Simone in the controversial Nina biopic, it is safe to assume the actress knows a thing or two about being on the wrong side of a popular opinion. With her expertise on the matter Saldana is back in the headlines for her assessment of how Hollywood treated Donald Trump’s presidential victory.

“We got cocky and became arrogant and we also became bullies,” she explained during an interview with the AFP. “We were trying to single out a man for all these things he was doing wrong… and that created empathy in a big group of people in America that felt bad for him and that are believing in his promises.”

While Saldana did not speak out in support of the president-elect’s highly criticized offensive behavior, her comments were perceived to have been in defense of Trump, and many Twitter users were not here for it.

The Guardians of the Galaxy star concluded by saying she’d learned a lot of “humility” from Trump’s victory and stressed the importance of education and equality.

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