US rapper Macklemore has pledged to donate Australian earnings from his music 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 ultimate 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 yet but I … want to donate my portion of the proceeds from Same Love that I get off of that record here in Australia to voting yes,” Macklemore advised 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 help got here on the vital midway level within the debate.
“Macklemore’s support and indeed his Same Love song continues to inspire and energise our campaign and we thank him for this generous support,” he advised AAP.
Australians have been changing into more and more bored with 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 think that’s what Australians want to hear.”
Macklemore’s energetic 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 choice to invite Macklemore to the grand ultimate, 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 advised The Cruz Program.
The outcomes of the nationwide postal survey can be launched on November 15.