Stevie Wonder Boycotts the Entire State of Florida Over the Zimmerman Verdict
July 16, 2013 - 8:25 am
Call it superstition.
Stevie Wonder won’t be performing in Florida anytime soon.
In the wake of the George Zimmerman acquittal, the singer said he would not be performing in the Sunshine State until its Stand Your Ground law is “abolished.” He also said he would not be performing in any other state that recognizes the law, which some say contributed to Zimmerman’s acquittal in the shooting death of Florida teen Trayvon Martin on Feb. 26, 2012.
The “some” who “say” that “stand your ground” contributed to Zimmerman’s acquittal are what you call “wrong.” His defense never invoked “stand your ground.” Everyone reading here already knows that. It’s the people out there who have either been misled by the media or who are misleading others for their own purposes who don’t know that, or don’t care.
“I decided today that until the Stand Your Ground law is abolished in Florida, I will never perform there again,” Wonder said Sunday while performing 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.”
Meanwhile in the world Sharpton, Wonder and Obama among others are creating, the entire Zimmerman family has had to go into hiding to get away from death threats.