Macklemore's 2013 gay rights anthem "Same Love" didn't hit the heart of the LGBT community. Instead, it stabbed the hearts of a community that has been trying to work for decades to overcome discrimination. The LGBT community was thrown an exploitative, money-making insult by an act who probably never cared about the rights of the LGBT community.
In August of 2013, DeathandTaxes published an article out about why the song was so controversial -- and it had nothing to do with conservatives being angry.
"In the wake of Macklemore's win at the Video Music Awards, openly-gay New York City rapper Le1F took to Twitter to unleash a string of rather hefty accusations at the emcee, implying that Macklemore used his song 'Same Love' to try and make money off of the same-sex controversy."