Mr Abbott's tweet opposing the song has generated much discussion in Australia, and drawn criticism.
But with the nation in the midst of a two-month postal ballot to gauge public opinion toward legalizing gay marriage, some opponents of change want "Same Love" censored.
Former PM Tony Abbott for example, is one such idiot chiming in with his blatant hypocrisy, and now Macklemore himself has returned serve, appropriately calling those kicking up a stink "angry old white dudes".
The petition, initiated this week by a former rugby league player Tony Wall, said it would be hard to watch the final "with a LGBTIQ [lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer] anthem taking center stage". "I'll tell you what I spent a lot of time in England, spent a lot of time back here".
Despite the opposition, the NRL remained firm on its choice of Macklemore to perform "Same Love" at the grand final. "I think there is a petition today to ban me from playing", he told U.S. radio.
Speaking on the U.S. radio show The Cruz Show, Macklemore addressed the incredibly dumb controversy in Australia.
Australians campaigning for marriage equality.
"I'm getting a lot of tweets from angry old white dudes in Australia", the rapper said in a radio interview, before saying that the reaction was only going to make him "go harder" for the cause that he believed in.
Ricki Lee is performing the national anthem this weekend at the NRL Grand Final and she caught up with Ash London and had a few things to say about the backlash over Macklemore performing his hit Same Love.