Stevie Wonder Says He’ Won’t Perform In Florida Anymore

NEW YORK (July 16, 2013)—In a video posted on YouTube, Stevie Wonder, 63, says he’ll no longer perform in Florida or any other state with a "stand your ground" law.

The singer said Sunday at a concert in Quebec City, Canada, "that until the 'stand your ground' law is abolished in Florida, I will never perform there again."

"Wherever I find that law exists, I will not perform in that state or in that part of the world,” said.

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

George Zimmerman, who was acquitted of charges in teh shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin during a confrontation in February 2012, 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.


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