Hot Takes In Your Area: Macklemore, North Carolina Needs You
People, North Carolina has lost its damn mind. Earlier this week, in less time than it takes to watch Batman vs. Superman five consecutive times, the state introduced, researched, studied, debated, passed and signed a bill making it illegal for trans people to go to the bathroom. That’s right, if you’re trans in North Carolina, you just have to hold it forever.
These sneaky politicians won’t say how they’re going to enforce Don’t Poop Don’t Pee, but I think it’s safe to assume they’ll create some sort of Constipation Militia to check in on the bowels of anyone they think might be trans. Needless to say people, this is a travesty.
In its time of crisis, North Carolina has just one man left they can turn to. That’s right, fire up the Mack Signal– this is Macklemore’s time to shine.
Macklemore’s got a long history in the area of LGBT rights, with most — nay, all — gay rights activists crediting his moving performance in the closing arguments of the Supreme Court’s marriage equality case as the decisive factor in the court’s decision (he performed “And We Danced”). But on the issue of trans equality, this national pioneer has been oddly silent.
Well people, it’s time for Macklemore to be silent no more. If ever the trans people of America needed a voice, it’s in North Carolina today. Tragically, there are no famous trans people to speak up for their people, no one of note who could talk from personal experience about how important defecating and urinating is to the trans community. In the absence of any national spokesperson, a state (and a nation) turns to Macklemore.
So head on down to North Carolina, Macklemore and make your voice heard! Bring Ryan Lewis too — and hell, text Kendrick to see if he’s free. The people need you, now more than ever.