Macklemore won’t tolerate LGBT+ targeted hate
In the midst of Australia’s marriage equality battle, Macklemore has arisen as a contentious figure following the release of his song list for his performance at the National Rugby League Grand Final in Sydney.
The song slated causing controversy is his most famous, “Same Love.” A song that discusses homophobia.
In response to the song’s inclusion, Toby Abbott, Australia’s former Prime Minister, issued a response via Twitter.
“Footy fans shouldn’t be subjected to a politicized grand finale,” said Abbott. “Sport is sport!”
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In addition to Abbott, other objectors to marriage equality in Australia have been tweeting angry responses at Macklemore. However, he isn’t taking criticism lightly.
“I think there was a petition today to ban me from playing,” noted Macklemore. “I’m gonna go harder.”
Abbott’s daughter, Frances, has come out in support of Macklemore as well.
“I still remember the first time I heard this song,” Frances stated. “I was sitting in my car, about to get out and go to work…but stopped and listened. And that same day I went and bought the album and kept it in my car and listened to it over and over again. I can’t think of a better song for all the hundreds of thousands of people to listen to on Saturday. This is what we need right now. Go harder @macklemore.”
Copyright The Gayly - 9/29/2017 3:46 p.m. CST