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Macklemore denies concert costume was a Jewish stereotype

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Macklemore decked himself out in a strange getup for a surprise performance at the EMP Museum in Seattle on Friday. Nothing out of the ordinary about that. Except instead of his usual “Thrift Shop” fare, he wore an oversized fake nose, black beard, and black wig. As everyone on Twitter has already pointed out, the costume appears to be a caricature of a Jewish man. Seth Rogen certainly thought so:

https://twitter.com/Sethrogen/status/468132181517152257

Via Twitter, Macklemore denied that he intended the outfit to look like anything other than “random.”

https://twitter.com/macklemore/status/468272692345704449

Rogen tweeted this reply to Macklemore’s denial:

https://twitter.com/Sethrogen/status/468463524537057291

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