Due to the recent “not guilty” verdict on the George Zimmerman murder trial, the community as a whole has been split. You have the supporters of Trayvon Martin and his family, and then you have the supporters of George Zimmerman. Never to be outdone, some artists have taken up arms against Florida and their evil “Stand your ground law”. Some have even taken up arms against any state that has the evil, minority-targeting “Stand your ground law”. I mean, it’s not like George Zimmerman is Hispanic at all.
Spearheaded by Stevie Wonder, and allegedly followed by others including Madonna and the Rolling Stones, these artists have said that they will not perform in Florida until the state changes “Stand your ground” laws. Except for Stevie Wonder and some smaller “b” list artists, none of these other artists have actually confirmed joining the boycott. Jay Z and Justin Timberlake who supposedly are part of the movement are actually still scheduled to perform next month in Miami.
Perhaps these artists didn’t really think this through. You know, they just jumped aboard the band wagon, “Yeah man, boycott Florida”. Then they realized how much money is actually coming into their pockets from the state of Florida. These artists may be wealthy, but they always want more money.
In any case, one of the best comments I read regarding this topic was from a user on a forum, he said the following:
“These artists really overestimate their value”. I thought that was a perfect comment and true beyond any doubt. Artists have always been known to share their opinions on politics, and there is nothing wrong with that, they are entitled to their opinion. The part that I find humorous is to have them think that a whole state will change their laws because they vow that they won’t perform there. That’s pretty presumptuous of them, isn’t it? I can see the governor now: “Oh no, Stevie Wonder isn’t going to perform here anymore, let’s change the law right away.”