The Daily Beast might be expected to cut Macklemore some slack. The two share similar ideologies, and the rapper’s efforts supporting same-sex marriage are well known.
So when some folks were outraged by Macklemore donning a costume that reeked of anti-Semitism the web site could have given him the benefit of the doubt.
Not even close.
The left-leaning outfit savaged Macklemore this week after he donned a hooked nose and black hair and beard for a short concert appearance Friday in Seattle.
It’s truly bizarre to see the rapper, who achieved fame and fortune on the back of his gay rights anthem “Same Love,” commit such a startling gaffe. Macklemore has, after all,to have “hella good Jewish homies,” and even , a ram’s horn blown on the Jewish high holidays, to promote the VMAs….
Macklemore’s first reaction–feigning ignorance–is frustrating. What a throwaway, half-assed response devoid of any sort of research. A simple Google search would reveal that the “witches nose” is theas the anti-Semitic stereotype of a Jewish nose (hint: both are meant to evoke evil, subhuman creatures).
Neighbors star Seth Rogen was equally dismissive, tweeting that Macklemore’s attire was anti-Semitic to the core.