Wonder announced that he would never perform in the Sunshine State again following the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the death of Trayvon Martin.
“I decided today that until the ‘Stand Your Ground’ law is abolished in Florida, I will never perform there again,” Wonder told a Quebec City audience this month. “As a matter of fact, wherever I find that law exists, I will not perform in that state or in that part of the world.”
Zimmerman said he shot and killed Martin in self-defense, but “Stand Your Ground” was frequently cited by his defenders as justification for his actions.
Nugent, an outspoken conservative who has called Martin a “dope-smoking, racist gangsta wannabe,” was offended by Wonder’s position.
“So 700 black people, mostly young children and young people were slaughtered in Chicago last year by black people, and not a peep out of Stevie Wonder. Are you kidding me? What is this, ‘One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest’? How brain-dead do you have to be?” Nugent told WXBR.
He also said he would pray for “Stevie Wonder and all these other numnuts who think that Trayvon Martin’s life is more important than the tens of thousands of slaughtered blacks at the hands of blacks.”