Brandis criticises Abbott's 'bizarre' call to ban Macklemore 'gay anthem' at NRL
29 September, 2017, 00:13 | Author: Essie Rivera
U.S. music artist Macklemore has been accused of politicising the NRL Grand final by performing one of his biggest hits during his much publicised halftime set.
Attorney-General George Brandis has fired back at former prime minister Tony Abbott's demand for the NRL to ditch Macklemore as its Grand Final entertainment. "Imma go harder, imma love".
He told USA radio that he was going to perform the song at the "Superbowl of their rugby" as Australia underwent "interesting times". The song was an anthem for same sex-marriage rights.
In a true Donald Trump "I don't like this person so I'm going to pretend I don't know them and that they're not successful as if everybody and their mother didn't hear Thift Shop 114 times per day in 2012" move, senator Pauline Hanson also commented on the news on Sunrise.
"Macklemore was chosen as the Grand Final act because he is now one of the top acts in the world", a spokesman told the ABC.
Mr Abbott, a vocal same-sex marriage opponent, said the National Rugby League (NRL) should not be politicised.
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