Just when I was ready to storm Macklemore’s castle kill-the-beast style, he came out with a totally reasonably explanation for why he dressed up like a Jewish caricature during a recent Seattle concert. I’m sorry, I mean why he dressed up like a he-witch who happened to look exactly like a Jewish caricature. The singer-rapper-inspiration issued a non-apology on his Tumblr yesterday and it clears everything up. Or at least the fact that he’s a total moron. I’m sorry, I mean brave soldier doing what the rest of us can’t — save humanity.
First of all, he didn’t dress up like a he-witch to get attention. He did it to get rid of attention. Because nothing says “just another guy living in Seattle in 2014″ than donning an outfit last seen in Fiddler on the Roof.
Earlier in the day I thought it would be fun to dress up in a disguise and go incognito to the event, so that I could walk around unnoticed and surprise the crowd with a short performance.
Second of all, it’s called a coincidence!!! Before this whole “controversy,” he’d never even heard of a Jew before. So how could he possibly be making fun of one? That would be like him dressing up as an incognito catdog and then being accused of impersonating The Catdog. How was he supposed to know it was real!
The character I dressed up as on Friday had no intended cultural identity or background. I wasn’t attempting to mimic any culture, nor resemble one. A “Jewish stereotype” never crossed my mind.
Third of all, he had a really good time. And doesn’t that count for anything anymore? Everyone is such a stupid buzzkill recently and I really hate that! Julianne Hough knows what I’m talking about. And so does my girl, Ireland.
We showed up to the event, I hit the stage in the outfit, rocked two songs, took pictures and went home. We had a great time and it was fun to be a surprise guest in a costume.
And fourth of all and most importantly of all, he sang “Same Love” and can therefore never be considered offensive ever again. Because before he did that, everyone was like “ewwww gay people kissing!” And after his song became a hit and a successful PR stunt, gay marriage was legalized in all 50 states and everyone instantly got gay married. Except Macklemore, because as he states in his song, he’s the straightest straight due to ever been born straight. However being straight doesn’t stop him from being a saint.
I will let my body of work and the causes for which I’ve supported speak for themselves. I hope that anyone who may question my intent take a few moments to discover the human and artist that I strive to be.
So there you have it. Nothing more to see here. Just a quality human making quality choices that make the world a better place. L’Chaim!