Picture, if you will, Thrift Shop–era Macklemore: oversize fur coat, 7-11 slurpee in hand, and close-cropped, strawberry-blonde hair. There’s something … familiar about that haircut. What could it be?
Ah, yes, that’s it. Macklemore’s signature lewk for years was eerily similar to the “Hitler Youth” haircut the Times wrote about in 2011, and which many neo-Nazis subsequently adopted.
Thanks to Hendren, a human who was on Twitter early enough to claim the handle @fart, Macklemore has addressed his trendy fascist haircut. On Tuesday, Macklemore responded to Hendren’s tweet by simply saying that he has not worn that style in quite some time.
If you (like me) don’t know what Macklemore looks like now, it’s pretty much the same, only the top is short enough to be out of neo-Nazi territory.