There was an audible cheer as Macklemore launched into the performance and by many reports the crowd reacted positively throughout the performance.
Woah huge cheers as he launches into Same Love #NRLGF
— Lane Sainty (@lanesainty) October 1, 2017
The NRL made their position on same-sex marriage very clear once again after the performance displaying a sign that read, “we stand for equality.”
Macklemore also finished the performance by declaring, “Equality for all.”
Check out some of the reactions to the performance below.
Well I think that performance was disrespectful, fancy singing a song about Thrift Shops when Myer & David Jones are struggling! 😋 #NRLGF
— Colonel Kickhead (@colonelkickhead) October 1, 2017
— ɈⱯƧǾȠ ⱤƟṦƮⱭƝŦ is packing his bongo (@jrostant) October 1, 2017
Macklemore's song was so moving. First time I've cried in response to an artist I'd never heard of a week ago. #marriagequality
— richard glover (@rgloveroz) October 1, 2017
— Lisa Wilkinson (@Lisa_Wilkinson) October 1, 2017
Here's my bit of free speech – @macklemore was great and I hope the precious snowflakes who wanted him censored survived those sweet tunes 🌈
— Ben Fordham (@BenFordham) October 1, 2017