Stevie Wonder isn't blind.
As a result of complications arising from his premature birth, Stevie Wonder went permanently blind soon after birth, or—according to internet truthers—maybe he didn’t. A series of odd events has led some skeptics, including ESPN’s Bomani Jones, to point out that Stevie Wonder may not, in fact, be blind.
In one of the stronger pieces of evidence, Paul McCartney knocks over a mic stand during a performance at the White House and Wonder manages to catch it before it falls. A photograph of Wonder looking through the viewfinder of a camera, apparently taking a photograph, also cropped up, as did footage of Wonder’s 62nd birthday wish: to film for TMZ (which he said, unsurprisingly, to a TMZ cameraman brandishing a camera). Sporters of the #stevieaintblind hashtag also point to the fact that Wonder, a longtime basketball fan, routinely sits courtside and seems to follow the action. After a 1973 car accident, Wonder permanently lost his sense of smell and even his sense of taste for a while. That said, he’s always had a good pair of ears to, you know, hear the announcers.
Hot take: “When Stevie was little, he would be running around at Motown pulling pranks on people—with no help! Riddle me that! Riddle me that.”—Bomani Jones