Sometimes the voices of the rich and famous are the only ones that will be heard. It’s a sad reality but one that many celebs recognize. When it came to the issues that mattered to them they boycotted in protest against the forces of social injustice, violence in movies, invasion of privacy, and bigoted, insensitive apparel brands. In light of the Stevie Wonder-led boycott of Florida following the Zimmerman trial, we thought we’d see which other celebrities took a stand for the causes they believed in.
Stevie Wonder Boycotts Florida
In the wake of George Zimmerman’s “not guilty” verdict for the death of Trayvon Martin, Stevie Wonder is boycotting the state of Florida until the “Stand Your Ground” self-defense law is abolished. He even took it one step further saying, “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 soul legend has even galvanized a myriad of other popular musicians to boycott as well, including Beyoncé, Jay-Z, Lady Gaga, Usher, Justin Timberlake, Madonna, Alicia Keys, and many more.