Stevie Wonder is one of the recent celebrities to condemn Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The invasion of Ukraine by Russia has garnered disapproval from almost every major corporation from around the world.
The music legend released a statement on Friday regarding the ongoing situation. Stevie called Russia’s invasion to be “evil” and wants people from all over the globe to rise up to “prevent World War 3.”
“Can we survive if Ukraine does not? That is the question that all of us should ask,” Wonder said in his statement. “Are we surprised that the forces of evil are alive and aggressive in today’s world? I’m not surprised, and you shouldn’t be either. I write and sing about it because I can feel it. You should know about it because you can see, unless you have a blind eye to it and don’t want to do anything about it, you should see it.”
Even though the fighting so far has been limited to Ukraine and Russia, Stevie believes this is a battle of the entire world.
“This is not just a Ukrainian war: Today, Ukraine is in a battle for the soul of the world. As we speak, they’re fighting forces of evil. We have seen what evil has and can do. Doesn’t matter what country or color. Now, evil threatens the sovereignty of one country and the sanctity of all others. What additional tragedies will it take for us to stop this aggression?”
“Hate has no color, has no loyalty. Greed has no commitment, but to itself,” he said Friday. “Only you, the people, can prevent World War 3. We must stand up to hate and kill hate before it kills us. I believe in power of the people, all the people. We can stop this right now.”
Wonder is not much of a social media user, however, whenever there are pressing social matters and political concerns. He steps up to provide his voice regarding those issues of importance. Formerly he has taken to social media to talk about Black Lives Matter and Voting Rights Bill.
Check out Stevie’s statement below.
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