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Locals React To Celebrity Florida Boycott

By: Bailey Myers Email
By: Bailey Myers Email

By: Bailey Myers
July 28th, 2013

Tallahassee FL- Celebrities from around the country have taken a stand against Florida. The reason why-- they say they want to see a change to Stand Your Ground.

Tallahassee Resident, Rachel Crim said, "This is the first time I've heard of all they boycotting Florida Products." Just because you may not have heard about it doesn't mean its not happening.

Stevie Wonder says he won't tour his show in Florida, and Martin Luther King the Third mentioned during a NAACP meeting that people should stop buying and drinking Florida Orange Juice. Some celebrities, like these two, believe there should be change to Florida's 'Stand Your Ground' Law.

Another Tallahassee Resident Laurance McGriff said, "I think it's very important to reevaluate 'Stand Your Ground' law, and I think that celebrities should um use their voice to -- they use it for everything else. So I think they should use that on this issue as well."

Using their influence to affect Florida tourism and thus the economy. All in an effort to make statement that some aren't satisfied how the George Zimmerman case ended or with 'Stand Your Ground'.

Crim later said, "Honestly don't feel it's necessarily fair to punish an entire state based on the decisions of twelve jurors."

Now so far there isn't any information pin pointing how much these recent boycotts have truly affected Florida's Economy.


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