it’s so much easier to discredit an argument when you simplify it to the point of erasing its actual meaning
LGBTQ+ people, poc, and qpoc don’t hate macklemore for “supporting gays” ffs, here, let me, a queer biracial girl, explain you the thing
things we have no problem with
- macklemore supporting LGBTQ+ people (or gay people, idk if his support actually extends to everyone in the community)
things we have a problem with
- macklemore in all his holy straight white dudeness being hailed as some savior for doing some pretty basically decent stuff like thinking our same-gender lovin’ ain’t gross
- macklemore thinking its his place as a straight white dude to write lines like “if i was gay i’d think hip hop hates me”
- macklemore speaking for and over LGBTQ+ people (see above) and essentially erasing LGBTQ+ poc & LGBTQ+ hip hop artists in the process
- no but really, i would give zero shits about macklemore if he was not continually being held up as this NEW FRESH WHITE FACE OF HIP-HOP THAT IS SO COOL AND PROGRESSIVE NOT LIKE ALL THOSE BACKWARDS BLACK PEOPLE WHO CREATED AND DOMINATE THIS GENRE OF MUSIC, and half the time it’s not far from being that blunt
- OH LOOK GAY BLACK HIP HOP ARTIST ACTUALLY SAYING THESE THINGS DON’T TAKE MY WORD FOR IT
this is completely besides the fact that people come into this conversation with zero nuance and understanding of how macklemore’s privilege (ah yes i know you love that word tumblr) as a straight white dude gives him the ability to do this in the first place, and DON’T GET ME WRONG, i am not anti-white dudes-who-aren’t-openly-bigoted, but his overexposure which is directly due to his privilege? annoying. as shit.
and i don’t know what website you’re using but i have seen much more criticism of robin thicke than i have macklemore here on tumblr dot com, and typically — about to blow your mind, here — the people who have an issue with macklemore, are probably not supporters of robin thicke. it’s almost like people can care about two things, maybe more, simultaneously??