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Stevie Wonder won't sing in Fla. after Zimmerman verdict

Stevie Wonder says he won't perform in Florida and other states with a "stand your ground" law.
Stevie Wonder says he won't perform in Florida and other states with a "stand your ground" law.
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Updated: 7/16/2013 2:35 pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- Stevie Wonder says he won't perform in Florida and other states with a "stand your ground" 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, Fla. Zimmerman said he fired his gun in self-defense.

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

Wonder's representative said the singer had no further comment.

[Special coverage: George Zimmerman trial]

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joyous - 7/19/2013 5:37 PM
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Who cares if he ever comes here to our state, I am sure we will survive without him....I have never cared for his music anyway. Thought he had died awhile back

RetiredJSO - 7/17/2013 7:47 AM
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Well if his mind is made up then I guess he can follow through with it, according to yesterdays news the only State that does not have a Stand your ground option is OHIO, have fun performing there.

TOMMY - 7/17/2013 6:27 AM
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Who cares if he ever comes here, take your hood rats with you, we do not need you !

wishmistress - 7/17/2013 3:14 AM
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When will celebrities ever learn to keep their politics to themselves? Believe what you want, but 'play to the crowd'. So many have fallen due to being too opinionated. Too bad some who are truly blind still see only one color.

nativejax - 7/17/2013 1:24 AM
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Oh and yeah, I might be crazy, murphette, but I'm not stupid!

nativejax - 7/17/2013 1:11 AM
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Ah murphette just because you can't understand plain English nor learned how to read plain English don't give you the right to be ugly. Now you go back to your 'non prophet' organization of atheism and pray to you invisible 'nothingness' for forgiveness for being so ugly and nasty because you THINK you more perfect. I got my point across, who cares if my English is terrible...not me. FYI,I don't thump my Bible,I read it...What do you read? Oh that's right NOTHING! (talk about your low information, more like NO information)You NEVER write anything on here that's informative or credible, just insults and malice. I will take my terrible English over THAT any day, miss perfect...I think the truth hurts you, and that's why you constantly attack. And just because my neck isn't as black as yours doesn't make me a redneck, is that all you got?

murphette88 - 7/17/2013 12:23 AM
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imtellin, you sound incredibility ignorant. And on that note, nativejax, you insane bible thumping redneck, your English is terrible.

sikuvit - 7/16/2013 8:14 PM
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Who cares, except those who will lose money? How about all you hip-hoppers & rappers stay out, too? Wouldn't that be grand??

Gunny48 - 7/16/2013 6:52 PM
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Is he still alive?

mandingo - 7/16/2013 5:39 PM
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shows the intelligence of these people the case was not even about the Stand Your Ground law.
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