Stevie Wonder Boycotts Florida in Wake of George Zimmerman Acquittal (VIDEO)
Stevie Wonder is among the celebrities who disagreed with the George Zimmerman verdict, so much so that the singer announced he’s boycotting Florida as a result. On Sunday, Wonder shared his decision at a concert in Quebec City, where he pledged that he won’t put on shows in the home state of Trayvon Martin until its “Stand Your Ground” law no longer exists.
“I decided today that until the Stand Your Ground law is abolished in Florida, I will never perform there again,” Wonder told the audience. He added that he would also avoid any other area with a similar law. “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,” he continued.
Wonder explained his decision: “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.” Check out video of Wonder’s announcement below.