Macklemore On The Front Line: Rapper Marched In Seattle’s Ferguson Verdict Protest [Video]
Macklemore was only one of thousands who stood ready to protest after the decision in Ferguson, Missouri, to not file charges against the cop who shot and killed Michael Brown.
According to TMZ, Macklemore was spotted on the front line during protests in his hometown of Seattle on Monday evening. While the rapper attempted to blend in with the others in the street, his presence was noticed by a local photographer for KING 5.
Macklemore did try to stay undercover as he participated in the “Hands up, don’t shoot!” chant, but after being discovered by the KING 5 photographer, he was asked if the protest was truly important to him, and his response was, “It’s about Mike Brown, it’s not about me.”
Well how is that for an answer! According to Hollywood Life, Macklemore is known for speaking out about controversial issues. Joining in with the protesters on Monday wasn’t his only form of action. Macklemore also took to Twitter to post a message to his fan and followers.
The system that instills & protects white supremacy wins again. Humanity loses…No justice. I pray for Mike Brown & his family. So sad.
— Macklemore (@macklemore) November 25, 2014
Of course, Macklemore wasn’t the only celebrity to speak out regarding the Ferguson verdict. In a previous report by the Inquisitr, Ted Nugent reportedly shared his thoughts on the crisis in Ferguson. After sending out multiple tweets that had the public shocked and enraged, he took to his Facebook page to get his full message out.
“Here’s the lessons from Ferguson America- Don’t let your kids grow up to be thugs who think they can steal, assault & attack cops as a way of life & badge of black (dis)honor. Don’t preach your racist bullsh*t “no justice no peace” as blabbered by Obama’s racist Czar Al Not So Sharpton & their black klansmen. When a cop tells you to get out of the middle of the street, obey him & don’t attack him as brainwashed by the gangsta a**holes you hang with & look up to. It’s that simple unless you have no brains, no soul, no sense of decency whatsoever. And don’t claim that “black lives matter” when you ignore the millions you abort & slaughter each & every day by other blacks. Those of us with a soul do indeed believe black lives matter, as all lives matter. So quit killin each other you f*ckin idiots. Drive safely.”
As expected, this message didn’t sit well with many, and social media users have begun firing back.
Now here is a question: What role do celebrities such as Macklamore and Ted Nugent play when it comes to issues such as these? As large public voices, do you think they could be fueling the countless arguments revolving around the Ferguson crisis? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
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