Macklemore raided Mel Gibson’s closet on Friday, coming out with a disguise of a hooked nose, bowl cut, and beard that he wore for a secret show at Seattle’s Experience Music Project. Many were quick to call the costume anti-Semitic, including Seth Rogen—who just stays feisty on Twitter.
For what it’s worth, Macklemore says he never intended to wear an offensive costume. And it’s tough to believe the dude would wear something anti-Semitic on purpose: Knock him for being corny, but he doesn’t really seem like a button-pushing racist.
Plus he’s got “hella good Jewish homies.” Would Hitler say he had hella good Jewish homies? I don’t think so!
It’s ok y’all! Macklemore can’t be anti-Semitic. He’s got hella good Jewish homies! pic.twitter.com/zGyix7NxGA
— ✰ (@ohitsbarbara) May 18, 2014