Macklemore got himself into some trouble recently, after photos of the rapper wearing a fake beard, hooked nose and a wig onstage at a performance in Seattle on Friday night prompted charges of anti-Semitism from fans and critics.
Actor Seth Rogen took the rapper to task on Twitter:
— Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) May 18, 2014
Macklemore issued a tweet of his own in self-defense, insisting the costume wasn’t meant to be anti-Semitic:
A fake witches nose, wig, and beard = random costume. Not my idea of a stereotype of anybody.
— Macklemore (@macklemore) May 19, 2014
Rogen wasn’t buying it:
.@macklemore really?? Because if I told someone to put together an anti Semitic Jew costume, they’d have that exact shopping list.
— Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) May 19, 2014
It looks like Macklemore has some explaining to do.