By: Taren Vaughan
Stevie Wonder to boycott Florida? The not guilty verdict from the Trayvon Martin murder trial has sparked much debate as George Zimmerman is still a murderer in the eyes of many people, despite the verdict from the trial. Hundreds of rallies, marches and protests have continued to take place in various parts of the country as people are bound and determined to make their voices heard. And consumers are now being urged to boycott the state of Florida and not support the state any longer at this point. One singer in particular is refusing to perform in the state until they get rid of the “Stand Your Ground” law they have in place. During a concert in Quebec City, music legend Stevie Wonder took a moment to let his fans know that until the state of Florida abolishes the “Stand Your Ground” law, he will never perform there again. And he also says the same thing goes for other states that have similar laws.
“The truth is that, for those we may have lost in the battle for justice, wherever that fits in any part of the world, we can’t bring them back. But 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.
“And I know I’m not everybody. I’m just one person. I’m a human being. But from the gift that God has given me and from whatever I mean, I’ve 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. What I do know is that people know that my heart is of love for everyone. When I say everyone, I mean everyone. And so as I said earlier, you can’t just talk about it, you gotta be about it. We can make change by coming together in the spirit of unity.”
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