Courtesy of Business Insider:
"I decided today that until the Stand Your Ground law is abolished in Florida, I will never perform there again," Wonder said on Sunday during a concert in Quebec City, Canada. "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."
"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. 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."
Wonders joins a growing list of celebrities speaking out against the verdict, including Rihanna, Solange Knowles, Miley Cyrus, Nicki Minaj, Kim Kardashian, and Beyonce.
You know discussing the problems with this law logically has not worked, trying to outmaneuver it politically has not worked, and even demonstrating its deadly effects in a court of law has not worked.
So maybe if EVERY intelligent, caring musical performer out there refused to put on a concert in states that have this arcane and hateful law on the books, maybe THAT would be enough to put pressure on lawmakers to finally do away with it? What do you think?
Oh they may hold off for awhile, but when they are down to Ted Nugent and a drunken off key singing Meatloaf, they might just have to rethink their position.
We can start urging our favorite artists to join with Stevie right here #standwithstevie