Another day, another petition. This one is aimed at getting Lifetime to cancel its upcoming bio-pic of Aaliyah.
The petition names Aaliyah's uncle Barry Hankerson as the driving force behind the movie and says, "It’s wrong that Aaliyah’s mother or brother didn’t have a say so in this movie that is being made. The fans didn’t get a say-so and neither did any of Aaliyah’s friends. That is beyond disrespectful. If you agree that this movie shouldn’t be made, you need to vote. If you really respect Aaliyah, you have to respect her mother and her brother's wishes."
The Internet also reacted negatively yesterday to the news that Disney star Zendaya Coleman has been picked to play Aaliyah in the flick. But casting director Twinkie Byrd is firing back. She tells TheYBF.com, "Zendaya embodies everything you want in a actress to play Aaliyah. She is a poised, professional, strong actress (studied at California Shakespeare Theater and American Conservatory Theater). Triple threat actor, singer, dancer. She loves Aaliyah and will do a wonderful job!"