Zola, a name you should absolutely recognize from the greatest Twitter tale of 2015, is back in headlines this week for some very different reasons. After sharing a photo of herself breastfeeding her 5-month-old daughter at Hooters, Zola was met with an onslaught of derogatory comments from apparent trolls. According to TMZ, Zola was "shocked" by the outcry as she regularly breastfeeds her daughter in public:
The photo in question, first shared in September before apparently being deleted, reportedly resulted in Zola being called both a "molester" and a "child abuser." In addition to those comments not making any sense whatsoever, they're also, according to Zola, downright hypocritical given the whole vibe of a typical Hooters location.
Zola, who noted that "no one" at the restaurant said anything about her breastfeeding, is currently in the process of bringing her famous Twitter tale of strippers in Florida to the big screen. James Franco was reported as developing the project alongside Andrew Neel back in February, with Varietyrevealing the film will pull from David Kushner's Rolling Stone profile in which he called the story "like Spring Breakers meets Pulp Fiction, as told by Nicki Minaj." Franco is set to direct.
In Kushner's 2015 profile, the key players in the story break down what was real and what was embellished. Zola, whose real name is Aziah King, said at the time that she had no regrets about sharing the tale. "I made people who probably wouldn't want to hear a sex trafficking story want to be a part of it," Zola said, "because it was entertaining."