MTV apparently doesn’t see the irony of hosting a show known for its R-rated antics giving out awards for socially conscious videos.
Sunday’s Video Music Awards telecast featured a bikini-clad Lady Gaga, an undulating Miley Cyrus and a trophy for the musicians responsible for the gay marriage anthem Same Love.
Macklemore has described “Same Love” as being socially relevant as “equality is at the forefront of what’s going on in politics right now….”
In winning the Best Video With a Social Message category, “Same Love” fought off heavyweight VMA competition from Beyoncé, Miguel, Kelly Clarkson and Snoop and Drake, who collaborated on the anti-firearm ode “No Guns Allowed.
Macklemore had already won one trophy when he snared the prize for Same Love, but he insisted the night’s second honor meant much more to him.
Macklemore said that “Same Love’s” win was a “testamtent to what is happening right now in America on the forefront of equality.
“Gay rights are human rights, there is no separation,” he continued.