What in the hell could possibly have been going through his brain when Macklemore decided to dress as a caricature of a greedy, hooknosed, Jewish man?
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis were in Seattle to play a secret concert at the opening of a new exhibit at the EMP Museum. The duo are from Seattle.
For his part, Macklemore denies that he was portraying a medieval stereotype of a Jewish man, saying people just don't understand what he was trying to do.
A fake witches nose, wig, and beard = random costume. Not my idea of a stereotype of anybody.— Macklemore (@macklemore) May 19, 2014
Another photo of Macklemore in costume is after the break. Gawker has a good takedown of his faux-progressive schtick.