Stevie Wonder Announces Boycott of 200 Million Americans

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.


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I don’t want to say that Stevie Wonder acted stupidly when he foolishly announced a plan to boycott 21 states, including the most populous states like California and Texas, with a combined population of 200 million people. I’ll leave that to his bookers and agents to explain to him that he acted stupidly when he announced a boycott of half the country.

Stevie Wonder won’t be performing in Florida anytime soon. In the wake of the George Zimmerman acquittal, the singer said he would not be performing in the Sunshine State until its Stand Your Ground law is “abolished.”

“I decided today that until the Stand Your Ground law is abolished in Florida, I will never perform there again,” Wonder said Sunday while performing in Quebec City. “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.”

Well good news. Stevie Wonder can still perform in front of some 113 million Americans. Just not the other 200 million Americans who live in obscure places like California, Texas, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Kansas, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Arizona, Michigan, Kansas, Iowa or any of the other states in the Stand Your Ground 21.

Boycotting half the country is almost as smart as the time that George Lopez decided to boycott Arizona by refusing to buy Arizona soda… which is made in Brooklyn.

What are the odds that Stevie Wonder will scuttle his boycott of half of America instead of ‘standing his ground’?

  • Ms_Scotty

    I wasn’t aware that there was a huge demand for his appearance here in Florida.

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  • Seek

    Is this guy blind or something?

  • Toni_Pereira

    Does this mean that he has to drive all the way to Utah?

  • tickletik

    Some folks are not too bright. The same stand your ground law applies to people with black skin as well as white skin. If it were up to me, I’d give every male head of household a free license, a free rifle, and free training for the same. But what can you do? People are blind.

    • Kolobok42

      And leave widows and abandoned wives defenseless?

  • D_boy

    none are so blind as those who cannot see. I hope Zimmerman sues the fed when they lose the civil right law suite. I mean the crazy looking white cracker has a real case.

  • atthebeach

    Blindness vs. the ignorance of ‘willful blindness’.

    Hope Stevie takes himself ‘far and away’ – from Florida . . And that he takes his ignorance wherever it is appreciated. No question; just how valued it is these days. He flatters himself if he thinks his absence will impact.

  • DogmaelJones1

    Hollywood stars and musical performers are not famous for their intellectual acumen. Thus, Stevie Wonder’s stupid moment.

    • Drakken

      Every time one of these actors or performers opens up their sucks, it should be shouted at them to shut the eff up and act.

  • Kolobok42

    I’ve already returned the favor, not listening to him since his 1980′s Casio-keyboard hit, “I Just Called to Say I Love You.”

  • ratonis

    Who cares?

    • gatekeeper96740

      Make mine a double.

  • OfficialPro

    I think that it’s the cursory idiocy of Stevie Wonder thinking someone will shoot him in Florida just because he’s black. But they’re not going to, he’s STEVIE FREAKING WONDER.

    Stevie Wonder’s always been an idiot, but hey, it’s his money. Or not taking any from the good citizens of Florida. They should save their money anyway instead of going to one of his concerts.

  • JD

    What a freakin idiot to push away the outstretched hand that feeds you! Maybe he doesn’t care…but he just drifted even farther into obscurity… Yawn…. Stevie who? Soon he and Paul Deen will launch a come_back tour together and apologize for saying stupid stuff… Sorry, too late. Bye.

  • VHG1

    Who cares? Stevie Wonder is “old school” we new school!

  • ReyR

    Long ago, Vladimir Lenin asserted that every housewife should become involved in politics. Well, we know how it all worked out in Russia, don’t we. This time, America raises democracy to a new height, every clown is a self-appointed guru.

  • defcon 4

    Stevie would have to pay me to see one of his concerts. I wouldn’t waste my time even if he gave me a free ticket.

  • ElizabethMC

    He’s a blind fool.

  • TRAV1S

    Has been wants some publicity.

  • CurmudgyOne

    I’m sure SW has ordered his bodyguards not to stand their ground either. That would be so wrong.

  • CurmudgyOne

    How does a guy “stand his ground” when he’s being held down on the ground by an angry kid on top of him. Zimmerman had no way to escape, so standing his ground couldn’t even apply. It was not seriously mentioned in the trial.

  • capt_z1

    I hope he doesn’t perform in my state which does not have a stand your ground law. He is nothing more than a has been that thinks he is still wounderful.

  • dms0001

    Stevie who?

  • ElizabethMC

    While he’s boycotting what he believes to be this unjust killing of blacks , I wonder if stevie will perform in Chicago – the black murder capital of the country?

  • flyingtiger

    Because of this, I am urging the lawmakers of Illinois to pass a stand your ground act. I will do anything to keep this no talent out of my state.

  • pookieamos

    Apparently he is too blind to see the facts , I should burn your CD’s.

  • herb benty

    Even in heavily gun-control Canada, we are allowed to use deadly force to preserve our life. What on earth is the matter with Democrats, I don’t see them up in arms for the whitey that is killed by a black guy everyday! Democrats LOVE criminals- why?

  • RotaryWing Pilot

    How bout you go back to Africa and boycott from there!!!!

  • ObamaYoMoma

    What an idiot!

  • kin

    They said the boycott of buses in Montgomery was stupid but it changed the laws in Alabama so that blacks were not relegated to the back of the bus and could eat at restaurants.