Mary Mary joins Stevie Wonder in boycotting Florida

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Earlier this week, soul icon Stevie Wonder pledged to boycott performing in Florida after George Zimmerman was acquitted of the murder of 17-year-old black teen Trayvon Martin. Now, it appears that Wonder has convinced other artists to join his cause as gospel duo Mary Mary have now pledged to stop performing in Florida as well.

Mary Mary made the announcement on their Facebook page yesterday, saying that, although they may be disappointing their Florida fans, they want to stand up for justice.

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Some fans were, of course, angered by the duo’s decision to boycott Florida.

“While I love your music this saddens me. You’re choosing to not take the gospel of Jesus to people because of what 6 people decided is wrong. Yes I know this boy was tragically killed. Should justice be given? Absolutely but that is up to GOD not you or me,” one fan commented.

However, many Mary Mary fans applauded the singers for taking a stand for justice for Martin.

“I applaud Stevie Wonder and Mary Mary and any others who will forget about their celebrity and money and actually stand for something and someone. GOD BLESS YOU Ladies!!!! #JUSTICEFORTRAYVON!!!” wrote another fan.

We commend Mary Mary and Stevie Wonder as well. Check out some other celebrities who are speaking out against racism in the wake of Zimmerman’s verdict below. – nicholas robinson

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