Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Macklemore unfazed by stage costume criticism

Rapper Macklemore has shrugged off allegations of anti-Semitism after he was accused of dressing like a Jewish stereotype during a concert.

Macklemore unfazed by stage costume criticism

Macklemore at the 2014 Grammy Awards held at The Staples Center in Los Angeles. (FayesVision/WENN.com)
Macklemore at the 2014 Grammy Awards held at The Staples Center in Los Angeles. (FayesVision/WENN.com)

Rapper Macklemore has shrugged off allegations of anti-Semitism after he was accused of dressing like a Jewish stereotype during a concert.

The Thrift Shop hitmaker raised eyebrows during a performance at the EMP Museum in Seattle, Washington on Friday by donning a large prosthetic nose, a beard and a black wig. Once images of the gig spread on social media websites, critics suggested he was dressed as a collection of offensive Jewish stereotypes. However, Macklemore insists the outfit had no racial or religious context and was simply a wacky costume.

He tweeted on Monday, "A fake witches nose, wig, and beard = random costume. Not my idea of a stereotype of anybody."

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