Macklemore's hoping fans will continue to have the "Same Love" for him after a recent "misunderstanding."
Last Friday, the Seattle-based rapper made a surprise appearance at the EMP Museum, wearing what many took as an offensive costume depicting Jewish stereotypes. We looked at the pictures, and the Internet isn't crazy. Even Seth Rogen got in on the commentary:
— Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) May 18, 2014
.@macklemore really?? Because if I told someone to put together an anti Semitic Jew costume, they'd have that exact shopping list.
— Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) May 19, 2014
Last night, Mackey took to his website to explain the situation.
"There is no worse feeling than being misunderstood, especially when people are hurt or offended," he wrote. "My intention was to dress up and surprise the people at the show with a random costume and nothing more. Thus, it was surprising and disappointing that the images of a disguise were sensationalized leading to the immediate assertion that my costume was anti-Semitic. 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. I’m saddened that this story, or any of my choices, would lead to any form of negativity."
So, everyone's cool? He did end the apology by saying he's now "hip" to some incredible groups like the Anti-Defamation League.
Now, how about apologizing for these Salmon-colored Air Jordans?