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Rapper Macklemore slammed as an anti-Semite for dressing up with long nose and beard

By Mason White 5:34 PM May 20, 2014
Macklemore with long nose and beard 

By: Sanvi Rizvi
(Scroll down for video) A popular rapper was criticized for wearing a long nose and a beard during a performance.

Macklemore has sparked anger after dressing as a Jewish caricature for a concert in Seattle, Washington, on Friday night.

The rapper was seen wearing a black wig, big nose and thick black beard during the show, which celebrated a new exhibit at the Seattle’s Experience Music Project Museum.

While those who attended the concert, apparently had no problem with his costume, it was subject to a barrage of criticism after photos appeared on the Internet.

“Macklemore was seen wearing a Jewish stereotype costume at a concert,” one Twitter user wrote. Some Twitter users named him an anti-Semite and even actor Seth Rogen, who is Jewish, attacked him.

After the series of complaints, Macklemore tweeted his own message, denying that he was being offensive and arguing that the costume was simply a random collection of stuff. “It was not my intention to stereotype anyone,” he wrote on Twitter.

Macklemore, 30, performed the show with Ryan Lewis. Both are originally from Seattle. Earlier this year, he performed at the Grammys, while dozens of gay couples were getting married.