There are millions and millions of reasons why nobody wears those little Charlie Chaplin mustaches anymore.
Rapper Macklemore probably should have considered some of those before he hit the stage to perform his hit "Thrift Shop," wearing a costume several observers have noted bears a disturbing resemblance to racist caricatures of evil Jews used in Nazi propaganda.
But Macklemore insists the costume choice was "random" and had nothing to do with stereotypes about Jews being particularly thrifty:
A fake witches nose, wig, and beard = random costume. Not my idea of a stereotype of anybody.- Macklemore (@macklemore) May 19, 2014
Sure, and there's nothing inherently anti-Semitic about a vertically-oriented rectangle of hair under a man's nose.
Jewish comedian and actor Seth Rogen leapt at the opportunity to take a shot at the rapper:
Is Macklemore really so clueless he can't understand why people might be upset by his costume choice? At least one person thinks so:
Basically it's awesome to see someone massively annoying like Macklemore undone by being too stupid to fully understand his own shtick.- Bethlehem Shoals (@freedarko) May 18, 2014