Seth Rogen Slams Macklemore For “Anti-Semitic Jew Costume” (VIDEO)
Did Macklemore dress as an offensive Jewish caricature during a recent performance?
A number of observers — including Seth Rogen — think so.
Rogen tweeted an image of Macklemore on stage in Seattle over the weekend (see right and video below), showing the rapper wearing a fake beard and large nose.
He tweeted, “.@Macklemore, first you trick people into thinking you’re a rapper, now you trick them into thinking you’re Jewish?”
Many other commentators made the same point, thinking the rapper’s choice of costume too closely evoked the anti-Semitic portrayals of Jews that have persisted for centuries.
On Monday, the rapper denied that his intent was to look like a Jewish caricature.
“A fake witches nose, wig, and beard = random costume. Not my idea of a stereotype of anybody,” tweeted Macklemore.
That apparently wasn’t enough for Rogen, who responded, “.@macklemore really?? Because if I told someone to put together an anti Semitic Jew costume, they’d have that exact shopping list.”
What do you think?
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