Stevie Wonder says that, in light of the acquittal of George Zimmerman, he will not play any more shows in Florida. While performing in Quebec City, Canada, Wonder said that his future appearances are contingent on legal reform in the state.
"I decided today that until the 'Stand Your Ground' law is abolished in Florida, I will never perform there again," he told the audience. "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."
Many have argued that the state's "Stand Your Ground" law played little in swaying the jury in favor of an innocent verdict, although Wonder's announcement is likely more symbolic than legal in form.
"What we can do is we can let our voices be heard," he said. "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."
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