America’s capital of fresh foolery will not be blessed by Stevie Wonder’s presence until the state drops its Stand-Your-Ground law into the deepest part of the swamp. After George Zimmerman was acquitted, tons of celebrities shook their head at the verdict and showed support for Trayvon Martin by dedicating songs to him, protesting in the streets and tweeting their rage. But Stevie Wonder isn’t going to just tweet out some Braille words of support for Trayvon (Side note: I CAN’T with @lilsteviewonder). Stevie is taking shit to the next level by boycotting Florida and any other state that has the Stand-Your-Ground law. No Disney World and Sushi the Drag Queen for Stevie!
During his show in Quebec City on Sunday night, Stevie stopped singing for a few minutes to say that he’s answering to the verdict in the Zimmerman case by boycotting Florida.
“I decided today that until the ‘Stand Your Ground’ law is abolished in Florida, I will never perform there again. 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.”
HuffPo says that even though Zimmerman’s lawyers didn’t use the SYG law in his defense, the jury talked about it. The crazy ass, fame whoring, money hungry juror, who got and then dropped a book deal, told The Silver Fox on Mah Boo 369Me last night that the jury did discuss the SYG law during deliberations.
HuffPo points out that at least 22 states have some version of the Stand-Your-Ground law.
So many people on my Facebook and Twitter feeds have been saying that we should just really give Florida to Mexico in exchange for a box of chicle and Ensenada. I disagreed with all of their asses, because if we didn’t have Florida, where would we get our hourly dose of beautiful fuckery from? (Oh, I guess we’ll still have Arizona, Texas, Bakersfield, etc…)
Yes, you can joke that Stevie’s people can take him to Florida and tell him it’s somewhere else, but that wasn’t not funny and it would never work. Because every time I step off a plane in Florida, I can feel the humid fuckery fill my lungs.