A teacher in North Carolina has been suspended for showing a group
of students the video for Macklemore's hit single Same Love.
The teacher, who remains unnamed, works at West Alexander Middle
School in Taylorsville.
“At West Alexander Middle School, there was an inappropriate
video shown in class, outside the bounds of the curriculum that
called for disciplinary action last week. That teacher will be back
in school this week,” Alexander County Schools Associate
Superintendent Jeff Peal told the Taylorsville
The video for Same Love won the MTV Video Music Award for
Best Video with a Social Message and has been viewed nearly 78
million times on YouTube.
“I've been writing songs for, like, since I was 15 years old.
And out of every single song that I have ever written, to me this is
the most important record out of all of them. Gay rights are human
rights, there's no separation,” Macklemore said in accepting the
The video was created to raise awareness for passage of a gay
marriage law in Washington state.
In the 7-minute video, a male gay couple relives the life they
shared together as they near the end of their lives.
Macklemore releases video for gay marriage anthem Same
month, Mary Lambert, a featured vocalist on Same Love,
released She Keeps Me Warm,
which was spun off from Same Love.
is “for homos & Jesus hates gays,” radio listener rants.)