There Are Some People Saying Stevie Wonder Has Been Faking His Blindness, And People Are Totally…

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“Stevie Wonder Is Not Blind” is a tongue-in-cheek online conspiracy theory claiming that the famous American musician has faked being blind for his entire career.

Stevie Wonder is not just one of the world’s most famous musicians, he’s one of the world’s most famous blind people. But hear me out: Stevie Wonder might not actually be blind. Conspiracy theories are now trending alleging that the legendary singer-songwriter can actually see. And some of the evidence is pretty convincing.

The legendary musician was born prematurely in 1950, and doctors believe he lost his sight after he was given too much oxygen in his incubator. He was diagnosed with neonatal disease. He suffered from retinopathy of prematurity because the growth of his eyes was halted, and as a result, his retinas detached, making him blind as a bat.

When he was just eleven years old, Stevie Wonder released his first record after signing a deal with Motown in Detroit, Michigan. He marketed the album under the name Little Stevie Wonder, which means that Stevie Wonder’s blindness has been documented since he was a young child in the early days of middle school.

His hit single off the album, “Fingertips,” launched Wonder to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 at the age of 13 — making him the youngest artist to do so. As you can see on the album cover, Wonder was already wearing the black sunglasses that we so associate with the performer and his visual impairment.

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However, Stevie Wonder has exhibited some behavior over the years that has made some people doubt whether or not he is blind at all. For example, a short video by Noisey explains that Stevie Wonder has done a bit too much to cast doubt on the fact of his blindness, making room for conspiracy theorists to spread the rumor that Wonder is not as blind as people think.

One example occurred in 2010 while Stevie Wonder was performing with Paul McCartney. During the performance, a microphone fell, and Stevie Wonder adroitly caught it before it hit the floor in a crash. The singer’s quick reflexes made some people doubt that he was blind because it seemed like he had been able to see the falling microphone and catch it before it struck the stage.

Additionally, Stevie Wonder was photographed while he was photographing singer Michael Jackson. Why would Wonder be the one to snap a photo of the King of Pop? In 2018, ESPN writer Myron Medcalf recorded Stevie Wonder during a visit to the Minneapolis airport. Medcalf caught Wonder looking at his phone and apparently taking a selfie.

Basketball legend Shaquille O’Neal shared another story that made people doubt whether Stevie Wonder was blind or not. The NBA legend was in an elevator when “the door opens. It’s Stevie Wonder.” Wonder says, “What’s up, Shaq?” and then presses a button.

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Source: AWM