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Jay Z, Timberlake, Kanye, Madonna Reportedly Boycotting Florida Over Zimmerman Acquittal

It's been nine days since a six-person jury found George Zimmerman not guilty in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin.

Yet despite President Obama's unscripted personal address to the nation and the possibility of a civil case against Zimmerman, many Americans' anger over the acquittal hasn't dimmed.

In fact, popular outrage continues to flare up. And following Stevie Wonder's announcing that "until the Stand Your Ground law is abolished in Florida, I will never perform there again," it's being widely reported that celebrities like Jay Z, Justin Timberlake, Kanye West, and Madonna are joining the Florida boycott.

UPDATE Jay Z and Justin Timberlake are not boycotting Florida. Their Legends of the Summer show in Miami will "will take place as planned," according to Live Nation.

UPDATE #2 George Clinton and Parliament/Funkadelic tell Crossfade that "we stand in support of the spirit of the 'boycott Florida' movement" and the repeal of "the 'Stand Your Ground' law in ALL states."

See also:

-Stevie Wonder Boycotting Florida "Until Stand Your Ground Is Abolished"

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