A little over a week ago, in the aftermath of the George Zimmerman verdict, Stevie Wonder announced that he’d be boycotting the state of Florida and all other states with Stand Your Ground laws.
It’s a decision that’s been heralded by a number of other performers—including Dionne Warwick and Mary Mary—who have joined Wonder in his boycott.
But what do people in Florida, specifically those in the Florida music scene, think about this boycott? Jerry Dufrain, co-owner of The Orpheum music venue in Tampa, weighs in. Craig Kopp, a host at Takeaway affiliate WUSF in Tampa, discusses the backlash against the state and whether there really is a problem with Florida.
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