Singer, songwriter and all around musical genius Stevie Wonder announced that he wouldn’t perform in Florida or any states with “stand your ground” laws, at a concert in Quebec on Sunday, a day following the acquittal of George Zimmerman for the killing of Trayvon Martin.
Wonder said to his audience: “The truth is that, for those that are being lost in the battle for justice, wherever that fits in any part of the world, we can’t bring them back. 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 for equality for everybody.”
He continued to spell out how he would fight for justice: “And I know I’m not everybody, I’m just one person, I’m a human being. But for the gift that God has given me, and for whatever I mean, 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.”