Stevie Wonder boycotts Florida

2013-07-17 07:44
New York - Stevie Wonder says he won't perform in Florida and other states with a "stand your ground" firearm self-defence law.

In a video posted on YouTube, the 63-year-old singer said at a concert in Quebec City, Canada, on Sunday "that until the 'stand your ground' law is abolished in Florida, I will never perform there again."

Wonder added: "Wherever I find that law exists, I will not perform in that state or in that part of the world."

The "stand your ground" law allows people to use deadly force if they believe their life is in danger.

George Zimmerman shot 17-year-old Trayvon Martin during a February 2012 confrontation in Sanford, Florida. Zimmerman said he fired in self-defence.

A jury acquitted Zimmerman of second-degree murder and manslaughter charges on Saturday.

Comments

  • Kevin Geyser - 2013-07-17 07:58

    I wonder if he'll see the perp's bullet coming?

  • Lyndatjie - 2013-07-17 08:04

    Will anybody notice?

  • Eugene Fourie - 2013-07-17 08:06

    I WONDER if anyone still knows who Stevie is..?

      Songezo Lesh - 2013-07-21 23:55

      Why wonder about others if you yourself know who Stevie Wonder? Or you don't?

  • Danino Green - 2013-07-17 08:09

    have any of you taken a stand for something you believe in?

      Lance Robile - 2013-07-17 08:27

      good question danino, the only stand they are taking is moaning no back bone.

  • Rudolph Stoltz - 2013-07-17 08:18

    bwha ha ha ha. Then you are going to sit idle at home. AGENT !!!! of the usa government.

  • Vanniekaap Kaap - 2013-07-17 09:30

    Wow . . .some really intelligent & thought-provoking comments from the readers of News24. Now only if you guys & dolls can just apply your brilliant minds to sorting out some of other world issues . . .

  • Ravin Govinden - 2013-07-17 11:15

    I Wonder what action you will take if someone close to you is killed by a gun ?

      Gary Landman - 2013-07-18 18:13

      Ravin you tit, no one is killed by a gun, you are killed by the person who holds the gun... therefore the assailant is charged under law, not the gun. There is no such thing as gun violence... its people violence. Get it right.. how do you even hold down a job?

  • Ruca Fallen - 2013-07-17 11:40

    He's going to change his Bang Bang song to: He was 28 and I was 17 He was white and I was black ... Bang bang he shot me down ...

      Juan Jordaan - 2013-07-19 13:17

      Zimmerman is not white ...

  • Dennis Hewer - 2013-07-18 12:32

    American gun laws are crazy, where everyone has a right to bear arms. They can leave a gun in a drawer or anywhere, whereas here in SA we have to have a safe and have to prove we are sane before owning a weapon. If they had better regulations there might not have as many gun related problems. The average percentage of gun owners in the UK and Europe is far less.

      Gary Landman - 2013-07-18 18:11

      If my gun is in my drawer, how would that affect you? Unless you were one of "those" who broke in while I was not there? Back to square one.. what is your point? are you saying that law abiding gun owners are to blame or the a******s who break in????????

      Juan Jordaan - 2013-07-19 13:16

      This is a dumb argument. STATISTICS PROVED that in areas where guns are legal there are less crime.

  • Gary Landman - 2013-07-18 18:09

    Stevie Who?

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