Macklemore is a major fucking toolbox – in fact, he’s an entire tool shed. He’s somewhat (ironically?) aware of his own bullshit, and yet still has no problem profiting from it. Then, when he does something too directly offensive to be otherwise interpreted, he feigns ignorance and pretends he has no idea what you’re talking about. After all, Macklemore’s just a super nice guy! He sang that ‘Thrift Shop’ song! Come on, cut him some slack!
Except… no. Macklemore – real name Ben Haggerty – performed a surprise concert at Seattle’s EMP Museum on Friday, during which he wore… a stereotypical Jewish get-up. The fake nose, beard and black mop top wig were completely over-the-top and seemingly had no place within his performance… so what the everloving hell?
But hey, he didn’t mean anything! That costume meant nothing, it was just “random”!
A fake witches nose, wig, and beard = random costume. Not my idea of a stereotype of anybody.
— Macklemore (@macklemore) May 19, 2014
Oh man, fuck off, dude. Seriously. Some people on Twitter had better soundbite responses than me, so I’ll just leave it to them:
"nah im not anti-semitic, when i was in the third grade i had hella jewish homies" -macklemore probably
— mens rights activist (@champagnexmamii) May 19, 2014
Macklemore – Preaches same love… wears sterotypical jewish costume while singing a song about saving money. Smooth man, real smooth.
— low-class MADvillain (@rosscoeswetsuit) May 19, 2014
Macklemore: "No no, let me take off my wig to prove that I'm not exploiting Jewish stereotypes!" [reveals Hitler Youth haircut]
— Ross Luippold (@rossluippold) May 19, 2014
Macklemore is a real anti-semitic putz. pic.twitter.com/O034sKKRpX
— Bill ® (@DefendWallSt) May 19, 2014