‘We Will Stand With Stevie Wonder:’ Mary Mary Joins Florida Boycott

July 18, 2013 ‐ By Jazmine Denise Rogers
Source: WENN

Source: WENN

Several days have passed since George Zimmerman was acquitted on all charges brought against him in relation to the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, but people everywhere are refusing to just lay down and accept this great injustice. A couple of days ago, we told you that legendary musician Stevie Wonder announced that he would not perform in Florida until “Stand Your Ground” laws are abolished. Today, gospel music duo Mary Mary announced on Facebook that they will also be boycotting performances in the state.

“We will stand with Stevie Wonder & boycott Florida until the Stand Your Ground Law is changed! We love our fans but we MUST do something. We understand that a No from us isn’t as big as a ‘No’ from Stevie Wonder, but if all our voices join together we can REALLY change things,” the post read.

Source: Facebook

Source: Facebook

The same message was shared on the Grammy Award-winning gospel group’s Instagram and Twitter pages.

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Fans wasted no time chiming in and praising the ladies for their decision.

“Thank you Mary, Mary for being courageous enough to STAND UP! love you!” said one fan.

“Go Tina and Erica and Stevie!!!! Your stand isn’t against color it’s against what’s right!!! I am a fan of all of you guys and I support u to the fullest!!!!” added another.

As to be expected, the announcement also garnered an abundance of negative responses, including one fan who promised to burn all of their CDs and refused to buy another album.

What do you think of their decision?

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  • Freeordie

    For those who disagree with Stand Your Ground, look up this article
    Blacks benefit from Florida ‘Stand Your Ground’ law at disproportionate rate
    Blacks are more likely to be found innocent and whites to be victims under the
    Stand your Ground statute in Florida than any other groups

    • h.h

      Not true!

      • Freeordie

        Look up the article, it will reference all the stand your ground victims and defendents

        Stand your ground benefits blacks even though blacks make up a larger portion of the criminal complaints

        • Karen

          Im sorry but that is ignorant statement because there is a bigger picture here.

          Blacks are being killed around this country and having this law now is like open season in other states to kill and claim self defense.

          • Freeordie

            I’m sorry that’s ignorant, Blacks are NOT being killed by whites if that’s what you are implying. The number one killer of black males is other black males and its been that way for decades.

            • Frank Lee

              At least that is the slant the media puts on it. Under stand your ground the person doesn’t get charged so it does not show up.

              • Freeordie

                That is incorrect if you look at the Database from the Tampa Bay times you will see they cover all the cases, the ones that don’t get charged, the ones that are granted immunity, the ones that go to trial etc

                • Freeordie

                  As far as slants go the Media is stirring up this frenzy that there is an epidemic of white people are killing black people . When the truth is the exact opposite. Look at the FBI statistics.

  • Trisha_B

    Will they also refuse to perform in other states that have the stand your ground law? Like in VA, Mississippi, California, PA & a whole list of others? I mean, i understand why people are against going to Florida. But you can’t say your gonna boycott one state until they change the law when there are other states you may visit/perform at that also have a form of that law as well. They just haven’t had a case that became as high profiled as Florida lol

    • Ms. Fox

      GTFOH California is not a Stand Your Ground state.. Pls research most of the states are calling are not as well

  • Heather S

    Yes!!!!!!!!! I hope many more will join in that fight against the stand you’re ground law

  • guest

    At the end of the day Mary Mary is a brand..a business they own. They have the right to make decisions such as this. I think it takes a lot of courage to do what they did. God Bless you both.

  • JazzyJazzyJay

    Very gutsy. I’m not mad at all though! I just pray it doesn’t backfire. Love Mary Mary.

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