Macklemore’s ’Same Love’ Performance Hit With Anti-Gay Backlash
While many lauded Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ performance of their marriage equality jam "Same Love" during the 2014 Grammy Awards Sunday night, which featured vocals from Madonna and Queen Latifah who officiated 33 couples, a number of them gay, a number of anti-gay pundits took to social media to slam the event.
As the Huffington Post reports, a number of pundits who are not shy about making anti-gay remarks, didn’t hesitate to post their thoughts on the Grammy Awards, specifically the performance of "Same Love," which was nominated for Song of the Year but lost to Lorde’s "Royals."
"Heads up: Grammy telecast to feature sodomy-based wedding ceremonies," the American Family Association’s Bryan Fischer tweeted Sunday afternoon, a few hours before the Grammy Awards aired.
"I’ve never seen such a display of intolerance, bigotry and hatred. #Grammys #antichristian," Fox News’ Todd Starnes wrote on Twitter during the show.
HuffPo aggregated a number of tweets of others slamming the "Same Love" performance.
"CBS: Shame on you, the Grammy’s is supposed to be a family friendly show. It was disgusting, and sick to have gay marriages," one Twitter user wrote.
"Total mockery of God on the Grammys tonight! The world has gone gay-mad! And it is sickening!" another wrote.
"These Grammy’s turned out to be a damn fag/queer marriage festival. #gross," another tweet reads.
"Grammy’s are pathetic.. I boycott from now on. A gay marriage on tv is disgusting and uncalled for," a user wrote.