Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s appearance on Thursday’s panel of The Project began with a clumsy rap and a joke about Tupac. Then things took a turn for the awkward.
Host Waleed Aly asked the PM about whether he thought pop singer Macklemore should be allowed be sing his hit song Same Love during the Grand Final show at the NRL this weekend, a choice which former Prime Minister Tony Abbott openly rallied against this week.
“He should perform whatever he wants to perform,” Mr Turnbull said.
“It’s the halftime entertainment at the Grand Final. They have got a great artist. He will sing his top hits, that’s one of them, that’s great.”
The pop singer’s song choice has been yet another hot button topic setting the same sex marriage debate alight with opinion and outrage, thrusting it directly into the AFL and NRL and the Grand Final weekend.
— The Project (@theprojecttv) September 28, 2017