Additional Information on Madonna

* After a Florida grand jury in July 2013 acquitted George Zimmerman—the “white Hispanic” man who had shot and killed a black teenager named Trayvon Martin in a highly publicized 2012 incident—Madonna joined a number of celebrities in boycotting the state of Florida to protest its “stand-your-ground” law. That statute permitted people to use deadly force to defend themselves if they felt that their lives were in danger. But notably, it did not factor at all into the jury’s verdict vis à vis Zimmerman.

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