Rapper Macklemore’s concert costume dubbed anti-Semitic

American rapper Macklemore got into hot water over a costume he wore at a performance at Seattle’s Experience Music Project Museum on Friday. The rapper wore a wig, a fake beard, and a prosthetic nose.

The costume was then dubbed by Daily Dot as "some kind of Jewish caricature, prosthetic schnozz included." 

 Macklemore performing in a costume viewed by some as anti-Semitic. Credit: Screenshot from Twitter.

The Twittersphere responded critically to the costume.

"Check out @macklemore performing “Thrift Shop” as a stereotypical Jewish man. So much for same love, eh? " tweeted @idb1204. 

Jewish actor Seth Rogen tweeted "@macklemore, first you trick people into thinking you're a rapper, now you trick them into thinking you're Jewish?" 

Part of the controversy seems to revolve on the song "Thrift Shop," a top song in the Billboard hit chart.

Rogen also re-tweeted a tweet from Jensen Karp that "what makes Macklemore's anti-Semitic costume even crazier is that his biggest song is about saving money." 

So far, Macklemore has responded to the uproar by tweeting, "A fake witches nose, wig, and beard = random costume. Not my idea of a stereotype of anybody."

Posted on May 19, 2014 .