Stevie Wonder Defends Obama’s ‘Racist’ Haters at Gospel Singers Funeral


January 29, 2015 1:26pm PST

Stevie Wonder. You may be a blind musical genius, but the comments you make are just asinine. I wonder (pun intended) if you really thought a FUNERAL SERVICE for a beloved Gospel musician would be the appropriate venue for these comments? Surely, someone told you where you were, even if you couldn’t see it:

Image: Barack Obama, Stevie Wonder

WeaselZippers reports:

A class act . . . he is not.

Via Fox News:
Stevie Wonder was one of many high profile performers at gospel legend Andraé Crouch’s funeral in Los Angeles on Jan 21. But some funeral attendees were surprised when Wonder made political statements at the event instead of focusing on the Grammy-winning singer’s life and accomplishments.

“Stevie Wonder took the opportunity to say that Obama’s goal of inclusiveness was largely thwarted because of hatred towards him because of his skin color,” a source told FOX411. “And that he supports freedom of speech, but we should make laws against people criticizing religion.”

Wonder’s remarks from the event can be heard in the video below around the 1:20 mark. There, Wonder says: “We live in a time where I believe we have a president that truly wanted to see the world come together, to see this nation come together, but yet too much, too many people are judging their dislike of him based on the color of his skin. And I know there are some who say no that’s not true, but I’m telling you what I see.”

“Yes, I truly believe in freedom of speech, I really really do believe in that,” he added. “But I think if we don’t put some limits to us being able to give praise to that one that we hold sacred, we got a problem.”

By no means do I wish for you to waste 2 1/2 hours on this service, unless you want to. The proof, as they say, is in the pudding, or in this case, video:

Stevie, not cool, man. This is not classy in the least. Sorry to even admit I own several of your albums. Looks like a trip to my local thrift is in order.

Written by Katie McGuire. Follow Katie on Twitter @GOPKatie


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