The entertainment industry has spoken in virtual unison regarding the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the murder of Florida teen Trayvon Martin, branding the decision an American injustice.
Now, one singer is taking that outrage to the next level.
Stevie Wonder announced that he will not be performing in Florida where the not guilty verdict was rendered, specifically citing the state’s “stand your ground” law which some say played a role in the verdict.
In the wake of the George Zimmerman acquittal, the singer said he would not be performing in the Sunshine State until its Stand Your Ground law is “abolished.” He also said he would not be performing in any other state that recognizes the law, which some say contributed to Zimmerman’s acquittal in the shooting death of Florida teen Trayvon Martin on Feb. 26, 2012….
The truth is that — for those of you who’ve lost in the battle for justice, wherever that fits in any part of the world — we can’t bring them back,” he said. “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.