Alternate headline: Entertainer will not perform in any state that has laws like the one that had nothing to do with the outcome of the George Zimmerman trial.

From the Hollywood Reporter:

In the wake of the George Zimmerman acquittal, the singer said he would not be performing in the Sunshine State until its Stand Your Ground law is “abolished.” He also said he would not be performing in any other state that recognizes the law, which some say contributed to Zimmerman’s acquittal in the shooting death of Florida teen Trayvon Martin on Feb. 26, 2012.

“I decided today that until the Stand Your Ground law is abolished in Florida, I will never perform there again,” Wonder said Sunday while performing in Quebec City. “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 stupid thing about this is that Zimmerman’s defense didn’t invoke the stand your ground law — that’s a silly superstition (sorry) — and the existence of stand your ground is not why Zimmerman was acquitted. The defense argued, and the jury concluded, that Zimmerman was pinned on the ground and therefore had no ground to stand (no other possible retreat), which negated stand your ground as a defense option. The conclusion was pure self-defense.

In any case, if Wonder stays true to his work, there are a lot of states he’ll be overjoyed (really sorry) to boycott:


Wonder’s pledge to avoid performing in the above highlighted states has been signed, sealed, and delivered (last one, promise).


23 Responses to “Not the Sunshine of His Life: Stevie Wonder Boycotts Florida, Other States, Over ‘Stand Your Ground’ Law”

  1. backwoodsconsr on July 16th, 2013 4:17 pm

    There are a lot of things Stevie Wonder has trouble seeing.

    It's his choice. In this country people are free to use faulty reasoning, at least I think they are. No, wait, they are. Otherwise liberalism would be against the law.

  2. backwoodsconsr on July 16th, 2013 5:28 pm

    Where is Stevie? The world wonders.

  3. Granny55 on July 16th, 2013 6:56 pm

    Just think he can't come back to his home town of Detroit. Too bad he won't be able see how bad Detroit is due to his Democrat Party Ruling Class.

  4. SignPainterGuy on July 16th, 2013 8:55 pm

    Have at it Stevie, I don`t be carin` !

    I`m surprised to see NC not among the states with Stand Your Ground law in effect, but the NRA email newsletter today said that the R controlled state congress and governor are moving forward with it and a new bill to remove the requirement to obtain a permit to purchase a handgun from your local Sheriff.

    I really did think we had the expanded Castle Doctrine !

  5. swede on July 16th, 2013 10:53 pm

    You have a constitutional right to be wrong, but in Stevie Wonderland left is right and right is wrong and ebony and ivory live together in perfect harmony. Or something.

    Or as DJ Gumby so eloquently put it, "My brain hurts!!"

  6. swede on July 16th, 2013 11:02 pm

    "…I will not perform in that state or in that part of the world.”

    Woah – missed that one. So that would exclude the western hemisphere, and methinks at least 6 of the seven continents but I don't believe Antarctica has a stand your ice law, so have at it Wonder-whiner. Bring a sweater.

  7. SignPainterGuy on July 17th, 2013 12:12 am

    Who knows, he may finds lots of "Happy Feet" in Antarctica ?!

  8. Truesoldier__ on July 17th, 2013 11:04 am

    It makes me wonder if this statement is more akin to Dear Leader's playing smaller crowds during the election because it was more personable statement than anything else.

  9. Truesoldier__ on July 17th, 2013 11:07 am

    I have recently been traveling up around Denver and to hear the libs up there talk you would think the defense was all about stand your ground and that the jury were all decked out in KKK garb.

  10. Truesoldier__ on July 17th, 2013 11:09 am

    I believe that even the penguins would have more common sense than Stevie Wonder and would in turn boycott his show.

  11. SignPainterGuy on July 17th, 2013 11:15 am

    Stevie`s only hope for an audience of penguins would have to incl. lots of free fish !

    I was just wondering if all is well with you TS. Moved in and settled yet ?

  12. SignPainterGuy on July 17th, 2013 11:21 am

    Fascinating isn`t it ? Typical of libs with their own agenda clouding their hearts and minds they hear what was never said and read words never printed.

    Somewhat like muslims don`t understand when their victims fight back, Israel for instance, instead of just holding still while they`re attacked, it appears many blacks believe it is a crime to follow them and they have every right to attack their follower ….. just for following.

  13. Granny55 on July 17th, 2013 11:30 am

    How many even watched or listened to the testimony??? None – they are getting all of their info from MSM and racial rabble rousers.

  14. SignPainterGuy on July 17th, 2013 1:00 pm

    That is SO obvious ! If you watched at all, or listened to / read dependable sources, you know that; race was declared not-an-issue, stand-your-ground was not in play, TM attacked GZ from behind, GZ had / still has the right to self-defense (he did get his gun back), the prosecution lied and fudged, etc., etc.

    There was no case in the first place !

    The protesters are repeating lines that have been disproven repeatedly !

  15. SignPainterGuy on July 17th, 2013 1:37 pm

    Just as I thought, since 12-1-11, NC residents have had the right to SYG (Stand Your Ground).

    The map is wrong to have left NC out.

  16. Truesoldier__ on July 19th, 2013 11:09 am

    We are on contract for a nice house in the area and hope to move in by the end of next month. Loving the area, the job and the people here.

  17. Truesoldier__ on July 19th, 2013 11:10 am

    They had no reason to watch the trial or listen to the testimony….dear leader issues them talking points each and every day.

  18. SignPainterGuy on July 19th, 2013 11:36 am

    Good deal ! Sounds like a trifecta !!

    I`ve had some nasty jobs that were made tolerable by the good folks I worked with. And good jobs made intolerable by the people around me !

    Good on Ya !

  19. SignPainterGuy on July 19th, 2013 11:49 am

    If they listened to someone else, they might come to realize that their problems are their own fault. Can`t have that !

    In case you`re wondering why the Trayvon case made nat`l news coverage while so few others did / do, here`s more than a theory !

    It`s "who you know" !

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