Stevie Wonder To Boycott Florida Performances Following Zimmerman Verdict

Posted on July 16th, 2013 at 8:20 am

stevie2The acquittal of George Zimmerman in the Trayvon Martin killing has caused controversy and debate nationwide, and now the verdict and the state law behind it is causing at least one major entertainer to boycott the Sunshine State.

63-year-old music legend Stevie Wonder said that until Florida abolishes the "Stand Your Ground" law, he won't be performing there.

"I decided today that until the Stand Your Ground law is abolished in Florida, I will never perform there again," Wonder told an audience Sunday during  a concert in Quebec City. "As a matter of fact, wherever I find that law exists,  I will not perform in that state or in that part of the world."

The singer has also asked that his fans participate in the  boycott. 

"The truth is that –  for those of you who've lost in  the battle for justice, wherever that fits in any part of the world – we can't  bring them back," Wonder said. "What we can do is we can let our voices be  heard. And we can vote in our various countries throughout the world for change  and equality for everybody. That's what I know we can do."

  • 2 Responses

    1. Peace says:

      It’s funny that the stand your ground law only works for white people. Wake up people and educate yourself. Destroying your community is helping anything because those who pay taxes will pay for it. Stop the violence and pray for equality.

    2. The Man With No Name As A Name says:

      First off, Stand Your Ground never came into play. Mr. Zimmerman was flat on his back on the ground at the time and getting his head pounded. As such, plain ol’ self-defense came into play.

      Next Mr. Wonder might want to look at walking back his pledge not to perform in states with Stand Your Ground laws. According to the news today, such laws are in place in 30 states. He many not have much of a touring career left if he is limited to 20 states.

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