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’?