Stevie Wonder Boycotting Florida After George Zimmerman Verdict
The announcement, which came shortly after George Zimmerman was acquitted in the murder of 17-year-old Trayvon Matin, was made during a performance in Quebec City, Canada.
“I decided today that until the Stand Your Ground law is abolished in Florida, I will never perform there again,” Wonder said. “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 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.
Of course, any reason to boycott Florida is legit — but this one rings especially true.
Watch video of the announcement, below.