A tall pile of celebrities are now standing against the state of Florida after the not guilty verdict of George Zimmerman. The state of Florida doesn’t seem to care, and the governor has stated that he has no plans to change the law. But black celebrities are becoming more unified in their stance against the state, and refusing to appear there.
First, there was Stevie Wonder, who has always been a firm activist on black empowerment.
“I decided today that until the Stand Your Ground law is abolished in Florida, I will never perform there again,” Wonder said. “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.”
O’Jays lead singer Eddie Levert, along with gospel super group Mary Mary are also going to avoid performing in Florida.
“I, Eddie Levert will not play Florida until they change their gun laws,” Levert said on Twitter. “I’m going to join Mr. Stevie Wonder in his boycott of Florida.”
Mary Mary also made a firm statement in support of the Martin family.
“We will stand with Stevie Wonder and boycott Florida until the Stand Your Ground law is changed. We love our fans but we must do something,” they said.
“We understand a ‘no’ from us isn’t as big as a ‘no’ from Stevie Wonder but if all our voices join together we can really change things.” Source