George Clinton, Parliament/Funkadelic Supports "the Spirit of the 'Boycott Florida' Movement"

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Dr. George Clinton, the Godfather of Funk, "stand[s] in support of the spirit of the 'boycott Florida' movement" launched by Stevie Wonder in protest of George Zimmerman's acquittal in the Trayvon Martin case. But he also lives in the Sunshine State.

So, as the Parliament/Funkadelic founder and his management team write in a statement sent to Crossfade today, "the fact of the matter is that such a boycott cannot be practically maintained by those of us who reside in or whose base of operation is Florida."

That's why he has a few other ideas about how "to become active in the burgeoning campaign to repeal the 'Stand Your Ground' law in ALL states."

See also:
-Jay Z, Timberlake, Kanye, Madonna Reportedly Boycotting Florida Over Zimmerman Acquittal
-Jay Z and Justin Timberlake Not Boycotting Florida, Says Live Nation

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Earlier this week, Clinton and Parliament/Funkadelic had been named on Washington journalist April D. Ryan's now-infamous (and largely discredited) list of 23 artists who'd allegedly pledged to join Wonder's boycott.

But the funk pioneer's management says: "No one ever contacted us regarding the inclusion of Dr. Clinton or Parliament/Funkadelic on the list that was circulated widely through the media.

"That is not to say," Clinton's team adds, "that we oppose that inclusion, but had there been contact we would have expressed the sentiment covered in our statement.

"It is unfortunate," the management also says, "that April Ryan is being targeted for having circulated this list. We are familiar with her work and respect her as a journalist."

Statement from George Clinton and Parliament/Funkadelic on Florida Boycott

While we stand in support of the spirit of the "boycott Florida" movement, the fact of the matter is that such a boycott cannot be practically maintained by those of us who reside in or whose base of operation is Florida. We hope that we may use our influence to encourage others to become active in the burgeoning campaign to repeal the "Stand Your Ground" law in ALL states by refusing to buy the products from companies whose management and/or ownership supported such legislation.

We believe that only through the concerted effort of the general populace can we accomplish that goal. While entertainers can refuse to perform in Florida, everybody can refuse to drink orange juice.


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5 comments
Walky Hernandez
Walky Hernandez

see ya,!!! You don't pay the fans to see you, We pay you

Anthonyvop1
Anthonyvop1 topcommenter

The only thing even mildly interesting in the article is that I was surprised to find that George Clinton was still alive.

Mildly influential in the 70's he would go on to be a cringe inducing, sad parody.   Frankly I would be surprised if this article wasn't the most press George Clinton has received in years.   

Keep up the race baiting guys. 

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