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Stevie Wonder boycotts Florida, citing ‘stand your ground’ law

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    FILE - In this May 19, 2013 file photo, Stevie Wonder performs at The Hangout Festival on in Gulf Shores, Ala. Wonder says he won?t perform in Florida and other states where the "stand your ground" law. In a video posted on YouTube, the 63-year-old tells says at a concert Sunday, July 14, "that until the 'stand your ground' law is abolished in Florida, I will never perform there again." George Zimmerman shot and killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin during a February 2012 confrontation in Sanford, Fla. Zimmerman said he fired his gun in self-defense. A six-member jury on Saturday acquitted Zimmerman of second-degree murder and manslaughter charges. (Photo by John Davisson/Invision/AP, File)
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NEW YORK >> Stevie Wonder says he won’t perform in Florida and other states with a “stand your ground” law.

In a video posted on YouTube, the 63-year-old singer said at a concert in Quebec City, Canada, on Sunday “that until the ‘stand your ground’ law is abolished in Florida, I will never perform there again.”

Wonder added: “Wherever I find that law exists, I will not perform in that state or in that part of the world.” 

The “stand your ground” law allows people to use deadly force if they believe their life is in danger. 

George Zimmerman shot 17-year-old Trayvon Martin during a February 2012 confrontation in Sanford, Fla. Zimmerman said he fired his gun in self-defense. 

A six-member jury acquitted Zimmerman of second-degree murder and manslaughter charges on Saturday. 

Wonder’s representative said the singer had no further comment.

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