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
May 20, 2014 at 7:00 am by Jennifer
Macklemore is kinda a dickhead. Sure, everyone thinks he’s super great because he sang a song about gay rights and got all the credit even though a) tons of other gay/lesbian artist from all genres have been singing the same messages for years and b) the crux of the song is actually Mary Lambert’s, who’s a real live lesbian but is relegated to the background throughout all this Macklemore hoopla.
The thing is, he knows this and he banks on it. In fact, he pretty much predicted that he would win Album of the Year at the Grammys over Kendrick Lamar (who actually deserved it) because he’s White and the world loves white people.
From Hot 97:
“Knowing how the Grammys usually go, I knew that there would be a great chance that we’d win that award and, in essence, rob Kendrick. That’s what happened. It kind of sucks. I think we made a great album. I think that Kendrick made a better rap album.”
“In terms of the people voting on those ballots, filling out those bubbles, we have an unfair advantage due to race, due to the fact we had huge radio success, due to the fact that our name was circulating more in a pocket in the industry of people filling out that ballot.”
*Groan* Oh, brother. Also, he doesn’t ACTUALLY care about how he “robbed” Kendrick; he’s more worried about patting himself on the back for publicly acknowledging that Kendrick deserved the Grammy (even though he couldn’t do it on stage during his acceptance speech, WHEN IT MATTERED) than he is about being sincere. No one who means that shit feels the need to post a text on Instagram that he sent Kendrick saying he recognises him as the true winner. GIVE ME A BREAK!
January 29, 2014 at 6:50 am by Jennifer
So The Grammys bore a new meme: Pharrell‘s hat.
Sorry, but I’m not ready for this to be a new thing.
Let’s take a look at what others wore to this craptacular awards show!
January 27, 2014 at 11:30 am by Catherine St. Ives
One of the biggest stories to come out of last night’s Grammys is that 33 couples of all kinds – gay, straight, interractial – decided to get married during Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’s (and Mary Lambert and Madonna‘s) performance of ‘Same Love’ during the ceremony, with Queen Latifah walking out of the closet (heaviest handed hint ever?) to officiate. Apparently someone is familiar with Universal Life Church and got ordained online, because I don’t think those marriages count?
In any case, it was all very touching and there wasn’t a dry eye in the place (mine were watering from boredom because this ceremony was nearly FOUR HOURS LONG) and Katy Perry even got a free bouquet out of the deal – hope you were paying attention, John Mayer… LOL!
January 27, 2014 at 8:30 am by Jennifer
Did anyone watch the YouTube Awards last night? They weren’t all that widely promoted online (I don’t think so, anyway) and I wouldn’t have even known they were on if it weren’t for people talking about what a hot mess they were on Twitter. And indeed, they were DEFINITELY a hot mess. While some big stars did take part in the event, it all seemed off-kilter and not quite right. Plus, you know an event is fucking bizarre when Lady GaGa is the most normal thing about it.
Some prizes were given out, of course (it is an awards show, after all); Eminem took Artist of the Year (HOW?), Macklemore and Ryan Lewis were named the YouTube Breakthroughs and Taylor Swift grabbed the YouTube Phenomenon award for ‘I Knew You Were Trouble’. All in all, it was pretty underwhelming and totally unnecessary. Plus, a large part of it was scripted by Lena Dunham, who makes me want to jump from the roof of a very tall building and also explains a lot of why it was such a bizarre night.
Check out some red carpet photos from the YouTube Awards arrivals below. Did you watch the stream? Is it just another bullshit ceremony? (Yes.)
November 4, 2013 at 6:30 am by Jennifer
Macklemore, the rapper responsible for the catchy as hell Thrift Shop, freely admitted to TMZ that he’s jerked it in airplane bathrooms.
The “Thrift Shop” rapper was on his way to catch a flight at LAX last night when we asked if he’d ever thrown a mid-flight bone … something that’s become harder than ever to pull off these days.
Is it really “harder than ever”? Don’t you just walk in on a sleepy flight, lock the door, do it in a reasonable amount of time, wash your hands, and leave? Is there something I’m missing? Clearly I’ve never done this. When asked if he’s ever joined the mile-high club, Macklemore said no dejectedly and added,
I’ve jacked off in a lot of airplanes [in the bathroom], but I don’t think that counts as the mile-high club.
“Pop some tags” INDEED.