Though he's had his own racism accusations to counter in the past, Macklemore has built a career out of releasing woke hip-hop tunes and denouncing bigotry. As such, he was quick to point out that he's abandoned the long-on-top, short-on-the-sides haircut that he was once known for.
As you may have guessed by now, the whole thing started on Twitter when noted "internet joke idiot" and "data security and cyber risk genius" Jon Hendren (a.k.a @fart) demanded that Macklemore denounce the Macklemore haircut:
macklemore hair seems to be the chosen haircut of the racists now. i call on @macklemore to get online and denounce his own haircut— jon hendren (@fart) August 15, 2017
Macklemore, a devout Twitter user (and 9/11 truther) himself, responded swiftly, pointing out that he no longer shares a haircut with the white supremacist alt-right turds dominating the news cycle:
Got rid of it over a year ago— MARMALADE (@macklemore) August 15, 2017
As a result of his brave hair switch-up, a chorus of Twitter users have spent the day thanking Macklemore:
thank you macklemore.— Alex Nichols (@Lowenaffchen) August 15, 2017
thank you macklemore— Stefan Heck 💻🚽 (@boring_as_heck) August 15, 2017
Thank you Macklemore— Ceej (@ceejoyner) August 15, 2017
thank you macklemore— Hermit Thrush Ⓜ️ (@Hermit_Thrush) August 15, 2017
macklemore thanks so damn much— official mattmacneil (@mattmacneil) August 15, 2017
Exclaim! would like to add to the conversation with our own message to the rapper: Thank you, Macklemore.