Macklemore and Ryan Lewis continue to lobby for equal rights. Following their Grammy performance of “Same Love” which featured a mass wedding of gay, straight and interracial couples, the duo has now turned their attention on anti-bullying. According to a report by E! Online on Jan. 30, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis have teamed with the USA network for a new anti-bullying PSA video for Characters Unite.
The video sends the message of extending love instead of hate and bullying using the lyrics and music of their song “Same Love”.
The Grammy winning duo told E! Online:
“We intended ‘Same Love’ to help spread a message of love, tolerance and acceptance and we are proud to align ourselves with the Characters Unite movement which shares the same goal. Through the new Characters Unite PSA, we hope to inspire even more people to take part in such an important cause.”
In the PSA, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis promote “human rights” as a common fight we all must share to fight hate, bullying, homophobia, racism and other injustices which is a common message sent by Characters Unite.
With fans wearing shirts standing against the different intolerances, Macklemore ends the video saying:
“Join the movement and show what you won’t stand for at charactersunite.org. I might now be the same, but that’s not important. No freedom till we’re equal. Damn right I support it.”
USA Network’s Characters Unite is an award-winning public service program created to stand against social injustices and provides programming that help mend cultural divides.
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