STEVIE WONDER: Boycotting Florida
Upset by the George Zimmerman trial verdict, Stevie Wonder says he will boycott Florida.
NBC News reports that Stevie told an audience Sunday night in Quebec City that his unhappiness with the state's Stand Your Ground law prompted the move. "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."
He also asked his fans to join him in the boycott. "For those that we have 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 equality for everybody. That's what I know we can do."
Wonder's social activism has brought results -- most notably in advocating a holiday forDoctor Martin Luther King.