Posted: 10:20 a.m. Tuesday, July 16, 2013
The acquittal of George Zimmerman in the Trayvon Martin killing has caused controversy and debate nationwide, and now the verdict and the state law behind it is causing at least one major entertainer to boycott the Sunshine State.
63-year-old music legend Stevie Wonder said that until Florida abolishes the “Stand Your Ground” law, he won’t be performing there.
“I decided today that until the Stand Your Ground law is abolished in Florida, I will never perform there again,” Wonder told an audience Sunday during a concert 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.”
The singer has also asked that his fans participate in the boycott.
“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,” Wonder said. “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.”