tl;dr: a lot of people like macklemore because he is progressive and cool
The real argument about Macklemore is that he portrays himself like this white, straight savior (in the way that socially liberal people, ie most people between the ages of 10 and 35, likes) and comes off as this edgy but still responsible and overall genuine and cool person, and that’s his image, but he doesn’t do anything to promote real causes, or real… anything. Anything beyond his image.
He’s accepted the image of a “progressive rapper” who cares about LGBTQ rights, but he doesn’t use any of that fame to help promote actual LGBTQ rappers. Macklemore is just like every other famous, wealthy, powerful person: he has a constructed image that exists to generate more fame, more wealth, and more power.
Take for instance after he won the award for the whatever (shows how much I follow music), and he sent a text to the dude who everyone thought should have won, and he said that the guy should have won. First of all, that guy was black, so we give Macklemore props for being a white guy who is nice to a black guy. Also, Macklemore isn’t being a sore winner. He is humble and respectful of other artists, sure. But no one fights an alligator without an audience. Macklemore immediately screenshots the text and tweets it, so EVERYONE WILL KNOW that he is a cool, progressive, pseudo-liberal slacktivist… and he sells more albums and concert tickets.
Sometimes you have to love the image, but distance that from reality.
I recently got way into Mumford and Sons and shouldn’t have been allowed to
My heart hurts
The circle of stupidity is complete.
what the fuck did you say to me
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that’s the sex position xD
i’m not even 18 and i know it :)
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There’s very little that makes me want to gag more than people who watch Fox News in Israel.
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i want animal crossing: new leaf
YANKS, YANKS SEPTIC TANKS. yanks = americans as a whole. nah you're not that bad, you lot produce a bunch of good research too
Well it’s all about that 1% you keep hearing about
yanks don't come off as stupid but they do come off as impulsive
do you mean yanks as in “Americans” or yanks as in the civil war context of “Americans in the north”? There’s a distinction here and I don’t know if it carries in Australia. If you mean Americans as a whole, no, we’re mostly pretty dumb.
no, should I?
If you want to get a really good sense of exactly how stupid America really is, watch Duck Dynasty. I would say that at least half of the people in this country are this stupid or worse.
I believe that every american should at least watch this monologue from The Newsroom
why do Americans invent so many things, tho
what is with you guys and not fearing failure
Have you watched Duck Dynasty?
school shootings are so unoriginal
Men shouldn’t rape women.
Men shouldn’t rape men.
Women shouldn’t rape men.
Women shouldn’t rape women.
People shouldn’t rape other people.
If any of these statements upset you, please unfollow.
I think if its a woman raping a man, than its a bonus to the dude.
That’s cause you’re fucking trash and condone rape.
Who the fuck said it’s a bonus oh my god I hope someone shits on your face
Why do people call it rape
I call it free sex with a person you don’t even know and hoping you don’t get herpes
It’s called rape because you are forced to have sex with someone you don’t want to have sex with and chances are, you do know. Also, you’re a rape apologist and deserve to die.