by sophiaroseglt on January 28, 2014 - 3:23pm
On the 56th edition of the Grammy awards that took place on Sunday January 26, 2014 Seattle base rap artist Macklemore and Ryan Lewis performed a planned marriage ceremony for 34 heterosexual and homosexual couples on stage. It was officiated by Queen Latifah in an interruption in their song on the subject matter, Same Love. The article features many acclamation to the performance but also homophobic remarks that were made on its regards. Macklemore and Ryan Lewis are an emerging duo that are using their popularity status to bring a positive influence on their fan base. Although they are risking losing the newly gained fame by promoting a “no freedom till we are equal” attitude they many argue they have “guts as well as talent”.
There is however the other point of view were individuals taking stand saying it is offensive and it mocks the traditional value of America. They also critique the CBS network for airing such arrogant performances in order to get more views. They also assured this performance was “flushing the bible” on national TV and advertising offensive behavior.