US RAPPER Macklemore has pledged to donate Australian earnings from his song Same Love to the Yes campaign for same-sex marriage.
The star has discovered himself on the centre of the nation’s homosexual marriage debate after a backlash from conservative commentators sad he’ll carry out the wedding equality anthem at Sunday’s rugby league grand remaining in Sydney.
In the lead-up to the efficiency, he mentioned the ability of music was not to divide individuals however create debate and dialog.
“I haven’t figured it out but however I … need to donate my portion of the proceeds from Same Love that I get off of that file right here in Australia to voting sure,” Macklemore informed the Nine Network on Saturday.
“I need to figure out what that looks like and how to do that but that is something that I’m going to do.”
Equality campaign co-leader Alex Greenwich mentioned the monetary assist got here on the essential midway level within the debate.
“Macklemore’s assist and certainly his Same Love song continues to encourage and energise our campaign and we thank him for this beneficiant assist,” he informed AAP.
Australians had been changing into more and more uninterested in the negativity from the No campaign, Mr Greenwich added.
“I think we need more love songs, not less,” he mentioned.
“Same Love is a song which is about love and happiness and I feel that’s what Australians need to hear.”
Macklemore’s lively involvement in Australia’s ongoing postal survey is probably going to stir additional criticism from these already uncomfortable about politics being blended with sport, together with former prime minister Tony Abbott.
Federal MP Bob Katter additionally slammed the NRL’s resolution to invite Macklemore to the grand remaining, claiming “nobody had ever heard of” the four-time Grammy Award winner.
Senior coalition determine George Brandis criticised Mr Abbott’s selective backing of free speech and described calls to have the rapper’s efficiency banned as “bizarre”.
Macklemore initially appeared perplexed by the controversy, telling a US radio station he’d obtained “a lot of tweets from angry old white men”.
“Imma go harder, Imma love,” he informed The Cruz Program.
The outcomes of the nationwide postal survey might be launched on November 15.