Anger Over Macklemore's 'Anti-Semitic' Costume
Critics think rapper dressed as 'Jewish caricature'
By Newsy, a Newser Video Partner
Posted May 20, 2014 12:01 AM CDT
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(Newser) – This weekend Macklemore and Ryan Lewis surprised fans in their hometown of Seattle by performing at the Experience Music Project Museum ... but Macklemore performed in an odd costume, leading many to wonder if the rapper crossed a line into anti-Semitism. He donned a wig, beard, and a big fake nose—the Daily Dot called it a "Jewish caricature." But Macklemore tweeted in response to the uproar, "A fake witches nose, wig, and beard = random costume. Not my idea of a stereotype of anybody."

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f.rod123
May 20, 2014 5:16 PM CDT
... really? I think the one being flamed for anti-semitism should be the person who thought he was being antisemitic in the first place.
Crazy Horse
May 20, 2014 8:45 AM CDT
Get over it. Everybody gets satirized. When SNL's Guido Sarducci character mocked Catholics and Italians nobody even cared.