Tony Abbott’s Daughter Goes Against Dad, Backs Macklemore’s NRL Performance

Tony Abbott‘s daughter Frances Abbott has come out in favour of Macklemore performing his equality anthem ‘Same Love’ at the NRL Grand Final this weekend.

There’s been a lot of contention surrounding Macklemore performing the song, including from former Prime Minister Abbott, who yesterday backed a petition calling for the track to be banned from the Grand Final.

Earlier this week, Frances solidified her stance as a supporter of the ‘Yes’ campaign, and now she’s gone against her Dad once again by endorsing ‘Same Love’.

“I still remember the first time I heard this song. I was sitting in my car, about to get out to go to work… but stopped and sat and listened,” she says on Instagram.

“I can’t think of a better song for all the hundreds of thousands of people to listen to on Saturday,” she continues, adding, “This is what we need right now. Go harder.”

It’s not just Frances who is going against her Dad’s opinion. Even some of his political peers disagree, with Attorney-General George Brandis sticking up for Macklemore‘s right to exercise “freedom of speech”.

Macklemore has responded to the controversy surrounding his upcoming performance (and the petition), saying that he still plans to sing the song, despite receiving messages from “angry old white dudes in Australia”.

Read Frances Abbott’s Instagram post in full, below.

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