Macklemore denounces his former 'racist' haircut

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Rapper Macklemore said he stopped wearing this haircut, which is associated with the white nationalist movement. (Photo: Getty Images)
Rapper Macklemore said he stopped wearing this haircut, which is associated with the white nationalist movement. (Photo: Getty Images)

Macklemore has officially denounced his former Nazi-style haircut.

In a Tuesday tweet, the rapper responded to a fan who wrote, “Macklemore hair seems to be the chosen haircut of the racists now. I call on @macklemore to get online and denounce his own haircut.”

To which Macklemore quickly replied, “Got rid of it over a year ago.”

The haircut in question is shaved on the sides and floppy and voluminous on the top. It has been sported by celebs such as David Beckham and Brad Pitt — and Nazi youth in the 1930s and ’40s and modern-day supremacists.

The haircut has become so associated with the white nationalist movement that the Washington Post recently ran a story called, “Does this haircut make me look like a Nazi?” Racked also weighed in: “Just FYI There Are Other Haircuts for Men Besides the Hitler One” (even offering the alternative style, the “Cute Boy Flop,” as a replacement), and Esquire published a story titled “Eric Trump’s New Haircut Is a Little Too ‘White Nationalist’ for Comfort.”

Now that the urgency to rid the world of this cut has been established, what can well-intentioned men do? “There are a few options,” Anthony Pazos, a Los Angeles-based celebrity hair stylist, tells Yahoo Beauty.

“Guys can thin out the floppy hair on top with shears, which adds texture but doesn’t compromise length. That way, there’s not as much harsh contrast with the shaved sides,” he says.

Another option if you’re feeling particularly bold: Shave the head bald. However, to avoid venturing into another neo-Nazi trend, Pazos offers a stylish twist: “Bleach the entire head like Kanye West or Amber Rose — just add a toner to avoid bright-yellow hair.”

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