Family of Aretha Franklin Boycott NatGeo’s ‘Genius’


family is asking all of the Queen of Soul fans to boycott “Genius: Aretha,”National Geographic’s four-night limited series version about aretha rise to fame.  

The granddaughter of Aretha posted video asking fans not to watch this movie because the family were allegedly pushed out, she also says that producers refused to collaborate or speak with Franklin’s family about the project. Jennifer Hudson who is scheduled to play Aretha in Theaters soon said this. “I know that Aretha was adamant that [her life] be a film. If it’s not a film, it’s nothing. I’m just honored that she picked me to play her. I mean, who can say that? And again, I would have never done it without her wishes.”


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