Stevie Wonder boycotts Florida in response to Zimmerman trial

Jul 17, 2013 | G-BLOG | 0 comments

Singer says he will not perform in Florida

Stevie Wonder says that he will no longer perform in Florida or any other state with a  stand-your-ground law.


He made that statement during a concert in Quebec City earlier this week. The 63-year-old singer said that until that law is abolished in Florida, he will never perform there again.


The stand your ground law allows people to use deadly force if they believe that their life is in danger. The law was a major factor in the trial of George Zimmerman.


Wonder has become the latest entertainer to make a stand after the now infamous Zimmerman verdict.


In 1980, Wonder refused to play in the state of Arizona until the state recognized Martin Luther King Jr. day, also in 1985 Wonder’s music was banned from a state-run radio station in South Africa after he dedicated an Academy Award to Nelson Mandela.

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