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Macklemore Apologizes For Costume That Resembled Jewish Stereotypes

During a surprise performance in Seattle on Friday night, Macklemore dressed up in an outfit seen by some as a collection of offensive Jewish stereotypes. Update: Macklemore has released an extended statement on his blog addressing the incident.

5. But once photos surfaced from the performance, others turned to social media to question the outfit choice.

12. UPDATE, May 20, 10:20 a.m. ET:


Macklemore has posted an extended statement on his blog addressing the controversy, stating, “I acknowledge how the costume could, within a context of stereotyping, be ascribed to a Jewish caricature. I am here to say that it was absolutely not my intention, and unfortunately at the time I did not foresee the costume to be viewed in such regard.”

Read the full statement here.

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