Stevie Wonder Says You Are Blind If You Don’t Believe In Global Warming At Hurricane Relief Telethon

By Shawn Rice

Salvador/BA - O cantor Stevie Wonder fala na abertura da II Conferência de Intelectuais da África e da Diáspora.

Salvador/BA – O cantor Stevie Wonder fala na abertura da II Conferência de Intelectuais da África e da Diáspora.

Stevie Wonder opened up the Hand in Hand benefit for hurricane relief by saying that you must be blind if you do not believe in global warming or you must be unintelligent. While some on social media backed Wonder’s statement, others took offense to his political talk during this telethon.

Hurricane Harvey was the first major hurricane[nb 1] to make landfall in the United States since Wilma in 2005, ending a record 12-year drought in which no hurricanes made landfall at such an intensity in the country. In a four-day period, many areas received more than 40 inches (1,000 mm) of rain as the system meandered over eastern Texas and adjacent waters, causing catastrophic flooding. With peak accumulations of 51.88 in (1,318 mm), Harvey is the wettest tropical hurricane on record in the contiguous United States. The resulting floods inundated hundreds of thousands of homes, displaced more than 30,000 people, and prompted more than 17,000 rescues.

Hurricane Irma was an extremely powerful Cape Verde type hurricane, the most intense hurricane observed in the Atlantic since Dean in 2007. It was also the most intense Atlantic hurricane to strike the United States since Katrina in 2005, and the first major hurricane to hit the state of Florida since Wilma in 2005. The ninth named storm, fourth hurricane, and second major hurricane of the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season, Irma caused widespread and catastrophic damage throughout its long lifetime, particularly in parts of the northeastern Caribbean.

Here are some reactions to Wonder’s comments at the start of the telethon.

Stevie Wonder launched this Hurricane Harvey telethon saying you must be blind if you don’t believe in global warming.

— Michael Arceneaux (@youngsinick) September 13, 2017

Stevie Wonder: If you don’t believe in #GlobalWarming you’re either blind or unintelligent.

Idiot.#HurricaneHarvey #HurricaneIrma

— Jeffrey L Watts ™ (@Jeffrey_L_Watts) September 13, 2017

#Steviewonder “if you don’t believe in #GlobalWarming you’re either blind or unintelligent” #preach 🙏#HandIndHand

— Mirabella (@MirabellaMarket) September 13, 2017

Stevie Wonder already ruined it …

— Jerry Haines (@jerryhaines) September 13, 2017

@rushlimbaugh @seanhannity @realDonaldTrump @POTUS WOW! Hand in Hand-Stevie Wonder-Politics RIGHT Out OF THE GATE!

— Robin Jayne Razza (@RazzaJayne) September 13, 2017

Stevie Wonder just threw some Trump shade. #HBO

— Mahala (@Mahala) September 13, 2017

The fact Stevie Wonder just said you must be blind if you don’t believe in global warming speaks volumes

— ♡ (@nachodestiny_) September 13, 2017

Tuesday night’s “Hand in Hand” broadcast will feature CBS News’ Norah O’Donnell who was in Houston covering Harvey in its immediate aftermath. She will join celebrities like George Clooney, Julia Roberts, Beyoncé and Oprah Winfrey. Country music star and Texas native George Strait will also perform from his San Antonio benefit concert.

Proceeds from the telethon will benefit several Go to the full article.

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