Macklemore Apologizes For “Anti-Semitic” Costume

Christina Lee | May 20, 2014 8:42 am

Macklemore has apologized for a costume that he wore to a recent secret show, which actor Seth Rogen (and others, following suit) promptly accused of being anti-Semitic. The Seattle rapper had worn a fake witch’s nose, a black beard and black bowl-cut wig and in a lengthy statement posted to Macklemore and Ryan Lewis‘ official website, he stresses that he didn’t mean any harm.

“Family, friends and fans alike who know me well, know that I’m absolutely not the person described in certain headlines today,” he said.

To prove it, the “Same Love” rapper explained the logic behind every piece of his costume. His nose would only fit the fake witch’s nose, for example. He figured to choose a beard in a color that would be the total opposite from his natural strawberry blond. He had picked up the wig while in Japan. “If anything I thought I looked like Humpty Hump with a bowl cut,” he said.

He concludes by calling attention to the Anti-Defamation League, the same organization that demanded an apology from Kanye West for saying, “Black people don’t have the same level of connections as Jewish people.” Read the full statement over at Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’ official website.

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