Stevie Wonder is putting his money where his mouth is. Wonder, 63, told the audience at a concert in Quebec City that he won’t perform in Florida until the controversial Stand Your Ground law is repealed. “You can’t just talk about it, you gotta be about it,” Wonder told the cheering crowd. Wonder added that he will not perform in any of the 22 states where the SYG law is on the books.
“I decided today that until the ‘Stand Your Ground’ law is abolished in Florida, I will never perform there again,” the singer 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. The truth is that — for those of you who’ve lost in the battle for justice, wherever that fits in any part of the world — we can’t bring them back. What we can do is we can let our voices be heard. And we can vote in our various countries throughout the world for change and equality for everybody. That’s what I know we can do.”
Florida’s controversial law does not require someone to flee from danger or to be inside their homes of offices when they use deadly force. The SYG law only requires someone to be in fear of their lives when they invoke the SYG defense.
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