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Stevie Wonder Won't Perform In Florida Anymore After George Zimmerman Verdict!

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After the shocking NOT GUILTY verdict for George Zimmerman this week, the world has responded with a wide array of emotion.

We feel it's important to remember that peaceful protest is what ultimately brings peace. That's why we applaud Stevie Wonder and his new plan to voice his disapproval of a jury's decision to let the man who killed Trayvon Martin walk free.

Stevie will now be BOYCOTTING the state of Florida!

That's right Sunshine State. The legendary singer is saying he will NOT be performing there until Florida changes their legal system! Stevie informed an audience in Quebec City of his decision, saying:

"I've decided today that until the 'Stand Your Ground' law is abolished in Florida, I will never perform there again! Wherever I find that law exists I will not perform in that state or that part of the world."

Stand Your Ground is the law that many point to as what ultimately exonerated George Zimmerman in a Florida court - jurors were explicitly reminded of the law prior to the trial. Stand Your Ground allows for one person to use deadly force against another in the act of self-defense. That was the argument the defense team used during Zimmerman's trial, even though Trayvon Martin was unarmed during the altercation.

Stevie's plan to steer clear of states with Stand Your Ground laws might prove challenging however. Just look at the long list of states that currently have some form of that law on their books:

Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania , Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

That's more than half of the country!

We hope this move from Stevie sparks a call for change and action! The time has CERTAINLY come to revise our system to ensure EVERYONE'S safety and well-being!

Click on the video (below) to see Stevie's plan of peaceful protest!

[Image via FayesVision/WENN.]

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36 comments to “Stevie Wonder Won't Perform In Florida Anymore After George Zimmerman Verdict!”

  1. Celizia says – reply to this


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    Get a clue and stop watching liberal media. Stand Your Ground was NOT what the defense used in the trial. It was a classic self defense argument - not Stand Your Ground. It just shows you have no clue what was going in this trial at all and things like facts and evidence mean nothing to you. Only the liberal narrative which was proven to be a complete myth at trial.



  2. 2

    Why would he make that pronouncement in Canada - the country that has strict gun control and has nothing to do with the Zimmerman/Martin case? Wouldn't his announcement have had more of an impact if he said it to an American audience, IN America?

  3. He's an Idiot says – reply to this


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    Okay Stevie, So next time there's some sort of shooting down there or some woman is getting her ass beat they won't be able to defend themselves with a lethal weapon without having to worry about going to jail.

    SERIOUSLY!
    Stop being selfish. You can't strike a law down that DOES help people just because ONE kid had a bad day. It was sad what happened to Trayvon, but it's not fair to sentence future victims of violence to share his fate.



  4. 4

    Boo Hoo! I'm sure they're broken up over it.



  5. 5

    Re: Celizia – Well tell that to the news networks and all the lawyers appearing on these talk shows. Because that's EXACTLY what they're saying. You think Perez and Stevie are just pulling this stuff out their asses?

  6. happygurl says – reply to this


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    Southern man don't need him around anyhow !

  7. Nimp says – reply to this


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    1.) Stand Your Ground law exists in California, the very state Stevie Wonder lives in. Genius. He either didn't do his homework before opening his mouth … or is counting on all of us not!

    2.) KittenswithMittens: Massachusetts has very strict gun control laws. Feel bad now?

  8. Sunshine State Girl says – reply to this


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    No loss for those of us who live in Florida… we've got better things to shell out money for than Mr. Wonder and countless better ways to spend our time. We WON'T be seeing you around Stevie and don't worry, we're not crying over it.

  9. vanessa says – reply to this


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    Good thing the "stand your ground law" wasn't even used as part of the argument and he better not perform in Cali then..because guess what ..they have that law too.

  10. mittensonyourkittens says – reply to this


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    stevie - say it aint so!! this is a tragedy thats been brewing for some time.

  11. nationalenqurer says – reply to this


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    Is Perez always stupid ? He is soooo stupid. Feel free to state your opinion but before you open that gaping ape mouth of yours learn and read . Read, read read you buffoon ! So many times you've open it and not read the facts !

  12. Celizia says – reply to this


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    Re: trinigirl123 – Al Sharpton just gave a speech today where he admitted Stand Your Ground had nothing to do with this case. So yeah the prosecutors like they did at the trial are still just making stuff up.

  13. larry says – reply to this


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    if that is the way he feels then don't perform in Florida that is not going to stop the world from turning

  14. Celizia says – reply to this


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    Re: vanessa – You can tell the people who didn't watch the trial and just listen to what ever the lib media tells them. Even Al Sharpton today had to admit Stand Your Ground was not part of the trial.



  15. 15

    so.. ppl should let black ppl bash their faces into the ground and tell them they're going to blow their head off and just be happy about it?

  16. eilee says – reply to this


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    who cares;
    the jury has spoken
    worry about blacks killing blacks in the streets every day

    Besides , Stevie Wonder? I wonder where he has been for 20 years? no one cares!



  17. 17

    Read your facts, get things straight before you write things. This was NOT about the "Stand your Ground," but regular self defense–TM was sitting on top of GZ pounding his head into the ground, have you not seen photos of his injuries, and there's an eyewitness. When is the liberal media going to show a photo of TM when he was not 12 years old, like the one on the cover of People mag.? The Obamessiah wants to start race wars throughout the country so he can declare martial law and confiscate the American people's guns, and be a real dictator.



  18. 18

    what do you want to bet, old stevie wonder has a bodyguard with a gun. who cares he hasn't had a hit record in 40 years.



  19. 19

    Re: happygurl – love me some Lynard Skynard



  20. 20

    @He's an idiot

    The kid had a bad day ? He's dead, you stupid moron !



  21. 21

    Re: Muskratlove – Hum… what planet do you live on ?
    The guy shot an unarmed teenager that did nothing to him

  22. Laura Linn Lee says – reply to this


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    Thank you, thank you thank you
    Last thing we need in the state of Florida is another fat ass no talent black man
    And the reason we need STAND YOUR GROUND
    is because of the crazy blacks who riot, loot, and murder innocent victims

  23. Lauren says – reply to this


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    Come on people!!! At least do some research before false arguments are made…Zimmerman DID NOT USE the Stand Your Ground Law as his defense. It is what kept the state from originally charging him with the crime but he DID NOT use this as his defense. We do not want to live in a country where guilty or not guilty is based on emotion, it was not proven beyond reasonable doubt that he was guilty. There were just no facts to prove it and if we want a justice system that bases itself on our emotions we are going to have a lot more injustice and innocent people sent to jail. Just because it is a sad case or you think Zimmerman is racist does not prove he is guilty.



  24. 24

    I will NEVER listen or download a Stevie Wonder song until he is smart enough to understand that the verdict was correct.
    He's another celebrity on my "You're Dead to Me" list.



  25. 25

    The guy is obviously blind…to the truth



  26. 26

    Well I knew he was blind but I didn't know he was DUMB too! And Massachusetts on the list of states having a "Stand Your Ground" law? Where?? I live there and if someone breaks into your house and you whack them YOU'RE arrested for assault!! MA is the least friendly state to it's citizens when it comes to protecting oneself. Where do you get your information? From Stevie "I Once Made Music That Mattered" Wonder??

  27. lee says – reply to this


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    Go get 'em Stevie. I'll bet they'll miss you in Flordia. The punk was smashing the guys head on the concrete. I would have pulled the trigger too.

  28. just saying says – reply to this


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    the self defense laws are in place for a specific reason. yes, there are people who will abuse that law and claim that's what was going on when they murdered someone (cough jodi arias cough), but that's not the case for everyone. i personally feel much safer knowing that if someone attacks me with the intent of seriously injuring or killing me, i have the right to fight back. what are we supposed to do, stand there and take it while someone beats the hell out of us? no thanks. this shit is beyond ridiculous at this point. and as others have pointed out, al sharpton even admitted that stand your ground was not used as part of the defense for zimmerman, so stevie wonder and perez clearly need to get their facts straight. and you know what, i'm tired of everyone acting like trayvon didn't do a damn thing wrong. yes, it's tragic what happened to him. my heart goes out to his family. and i'm fully willing to admit that i think zimmerman was caught up in trying to be a hero. if he had done as the police had asked him and stayed in his car, none of this would have happened. but that does not change the fact that the man was getting his head bashed into concrete. you don't have to be armed to do that shit and if you do it hard enough or enough times, it will kill a person. i don't necessarily agree that zimmerman is not guilty at all, but trayvon was not completely innocent in this ordeal.

  29. Augur says – reply to this


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    Maybe if they want him to perform in florida, no one should tell him he's in florida. It's not like he'd know. And seriously…would people give this trayvon crap a rest already? It's just gonna pop up everytime a group of blacks want to whine about 'whitemen keeping them down' or some of that other bullshit.



  30. 30

    I just called to say I don't care………..

  31. kandycane says – reply to this


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    Re: overthere – I thought that to until I seen Zimmerman's face. A brick is a weapon. The kid should have left and not provoked a fight. And Zimmerman should have followed police orders. Both wrong! But black people are blowing it out of proportion

  32. kandycane says – reply to this


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    Now maybe all black people will get mad and move out of Florida. Set at a Florida airport or watch black people when they are in line for something. Black people are the rudest! We don't hate black people because their color. Bill Cosby is right YOUR ATTITUDE STINKS! I WOULD VOTE FOR BILL COSBY, because he wants to see black people come out of the ghetto and have good jobs.



  33. 33

    Whatever Stevie. Stand Your Ground was NOT a defense in the case. People are brining that up now only after the trial and verdict they did not like. I wonder what any of those protesters would do if they were in a situaiotn where they were being physically assaulted and feared for their life - let the person/people beat and kill them??? I support Stand your ground laws. Wish my state had one.

  34. Nunya says – reply to this


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    good riddance



  35. 35

    The stand your ground law is legit, but does indeed have some grey areas. For instance, if I have a gun, I start talking crap to an obviously physically superior guy, he pushes me, or punches me I can pull out my gun and shoot him and cry self defense. This shouldn't be allowed. Unless he is literally endangering me with a weapon or is choking me out then sure.

    Now, when morons preach crap like "abolish the law" they aren't realizing how many women/children and legitimate people have had to use this law in self defense. Burglars have been able to successfully sue the homeowner after getting injured on their property attempting to break in..Go figure. So what, is a woman just supposed to sit there and take getting beat on with some type of blunt object and not be allowed to use deadly force in self defense?

    This law is open to exploitation, but then against most are. This is just one of the very small, tragic cases where it could have ended differently.

  36. blah blah blah says – reply to this


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    god I am so sick of this case… I mean honestly no matter what color the kid was the prosecution tried him for the wrong things… the law is innocent until proven guilty not… you are guilty until proven innocent… everyone knows he killed the kid but all the choices that were given honestly weren't acceptable if you go by the law…. manslaughter even which I think made most sense how can you charge it if no one can actually say what happened… and hearing something over the phone def. isn't enough to say w/out a reasonable doubt… so basically he should be whining to the prosecution for what they tried to charge hence letting him get off… what kills me about this is that so many people have an opinion but yet they aren't even aware of the laws around them or where they live or what they actually do for the community.