Stevie Wonder has announced that he will no longer be performing in Florida, after George Zimmerman received a not guilty verdict in the Trayvon Martin case.
“I decided today that until the Stand Your Ground law is abolished in Florida, I will never perform there again,” Wonder said during a performance in Quebec City on Sunday. “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 singer added that it is important for people to speak out against injustices all over 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,” Wonder said. “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.”