Stevie Wonder Boycotting Florida Until Stand Your Ground "Abolished"

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As expected, the highly controversial Trayvon Martin case has called everyone from the lowliest of Facebook pundits and apparent overnight law school grads, to the upper echelon of proper lawyers and cultural icons to roost upon a bandwidth-choking, virtual soapbox.

Whether you believe that Saturday's verdict was wrong, right, or a distraction from other news stories (such as the Bradley Manning trial, or the revolution taking place in Egypt, or the hunt for Edward Snowden, or the guy from Glee that passed away) orchestrated by an illuminati shadow-hand or whatever, you most likely have an opinion on the Zimmerman verdict and you definitely want us to know it. However, at the end of the day, you're not Stevie Wonder -- so you can't do things like refuse to perform in Florida until the Stand Your Ground law is "abolished."

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Wonder stated to his Quebec City concert audience on Sunday, "I decided today that until the Stand Your Ground law is abolished in Florida, I will never perform there again," going on to announce that "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."

This would mean, potentially, that if you were at Wonder's recent, secret birthday performance at Hollywood's Hard Rock Live, you may well have witnessed the legendary songwriter's last Florida performance ever.

Unfortunately for the other 16 states with such laws (not including those that utilize similar doctrines as an interpretation of self-defense laws), if Wonder keeps to his word, his live performances will be sporadic at best.

And with that, Florida's legislation has apparently made this state -- already skipped by more than a few major tours -- even less attractive for artists to visit. At least we still have the UR1 fest.





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William Sheffield
William Sheffield

Make Florida radio stations stop playing and selling his music. See ya

Brian Weber
Brian Weber

Wow ....what will I do now ? Good luck "seeing" that law repealed :)

Cameron Baird
Cameron Baird

Don't bump into the door on yer way out dipshit!!! ROFLMAO!!!!!!!!! I thought you were dead!!

Rick Harkness
Rick Harkness

thank you Florida doesn't need you any way!!!

Brian Bartlett
Brian Bartlett

The sad part about this someone dies for no reason. The truth came out Zimmer was innocent. Tough call on the jury part, truth of the matter is everyone involved was wrong that night and someone died. Its not racially motivated, it was stupidity on both parties that resulted in a sad day for the Martin family. Get your shit in order people, its 2014, one love, one race, we are all family in one way or another.

Manny Arroyo
Manny Arroyo

Im sure we will get him to play here. We just wont tell him and he will never know

Mark S Hickman
Mark S Hickman

well then Stevie, I guess I won't see you until the next life because when you stand against s law that merely entitled us to defend ourselves against criminals and thugs, then you are trying to take away one of our basic rights. if someone comes at me with a bat, I should have the right to defend myself with whatever means are available at the time. And as all my friends know I am totally against possessing and owning firearms. That does not mean I should have to be threatened by those who illegally possess them. If you threaten my girlfriend's or my life, I will take yours first. Trust that !!!

Ron Kerr
Ron Kerr

Just tell him he's somewhere else.

Ed Williamson
Ed Williamson

Hey Vicki... How does one get bet to death? Jeremy... What's mobey?

Cary Spillers
Cary Spillers

The stand you ground law was never even the case! Pure ignorance!!

Eric Meyer
Eric Meyer

He's just saving face. He can't sell out a local bar in FL. That's y he's not coming!

James Craig
James Craig

One thing this trial has done is drawn a line in the sand.Now when the shit in this country goes down for real ,everyone will know who the defenders of liberty and truth are and who will fall into the abyss of hell.

Mike Treanor
Mike Treanor

Big whoop... One less misinformed illogical person in the state.

Jeremy Jensen
Jeremy Jensen

who cares.. our residents don't need to waste their mobey supporting him.. Boycott Stevie Wonder

Vicki Allen
Vicki Allen

Who really cares. The liberals and celebrites/artists can play these games all they want. We are fortunate to have this law. Remember that the next time a black person needs to justify when he kills someone - "I was just defending myself from being bet to death". Seriously people, get a brain and move on.

Liz Tracy
Liz Tracy

Who cares about STEVIE WONDER?!

Mike Watson
Mike Watson

I'm not crazy about the law, but I'm starting to wonder if all these folk are also boycotting all the other states with similar laws.

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