Bil Browning

Macklemore Dresses as Jewish Stereotype for Concert

Filed By Bil Browning | May 19, 2014 2:00 PM | comments

Filed in: Entertainment
Tags: Jewish stereotypes, Macklemore, Ryan Lewis, Seattle

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.

Another photo of Macklemore in costume is after the break. Gawker has a good takedown of his faux-progressive schtick.

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