Stevie Wonder Boycotts Florida Following Zimmerman Verdict
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Stevie Wonder Boycotts Florida Following Zimmerman Verdict
Stevie Wonder has taken a stand following the not guilty verdict of George Zimmerman in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. According to USA Today, during a performance in Quebec City this past weekend, Stevie said that he refuses to perform in Florida until it abolishes its Stand your Ground gun law. He said, "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. 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."
He continued, "I've decided today that until the stand your ground law is abolished in Florida, I will never perform there again. (audience claps)."
He added, "Where I find that law exists, I will not perform in that state or in that part of the world. Because what I do know is that people know that my heart is of love for everyone and when I say everyone, I mean everyone. As I said earlier, you can't just talk about it. You gotta be about it. We can make change by coming together for the spirit of unity."
Stevie urged his fans to support his boycott.

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