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Stevie Wonder Boycotts Florida After Zimmerman Verdict

Nick Giannettino

by Nick Giannettino

Published July 16, 2013

During his performance last Sunday in Quebec City, music legend Stevie Wonder announced that he will not be performing in the state of Florida until the Stand Your Ground law is "abolished," following Judge Debra Nelson's acquittal of George Zimmerman.

Since Florida isn't the only state to adopt Stand Your Ground, Alabama, Arizona, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, and Utah should not be expecting Stevie to be performing any time soon.

I decided today that until the Stand Your Ground law is abolished in Florida, I will never perform there again. 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.

Wonder also stated that, even though we can't bring back those lost in the crusade for justice, "we can let our voices be heard. And we can vote in our various countries throughout the world for change and equality for everybody."

Watch the full footage above.

Via The Hollywood Reporter.

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