Casey Conway: On Macklemore and acceptance at the NRL grand final
Casey Conway has shared his opinion with SBS on Macklemore’s controversial, yet highly acclaimed performance at the NRL grand final and NRL’s support of the LGBTI+ community.
“This year had a distinctly different feeling thrown into the usual mix of excitement and that healthy nervousness that comes with such an occasion. As a gay rugby league fan, I was closely following the controversy around the pre-game entertainment choice by the NRL. How could Macklemore singing a former number one hit, “Same Love”, generate so much hate? Sure, it also created support and love but in a time where your human rights are being thrashed out in a very public and dehumanising way, I could not escape those unmistakable feelings of worry, anxiety and sadness”
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