Jay-Z and Rocawear got some backlash when the company revealed that NONE of the proceeds they earned from their “Occupy All Streets” t-shirts would be donated to help support the movement. The t-shirts went on sale on Rocawear’s website on yesterday but have since been removed after the criticism they received after releasing this statement:
The ‘Occupy All Streets’ T shirt was created in support of the ‘Occupy Wall Street’ movement. Rocawear strongly encourages all forms of constructive expression, whether it be artistic, political or social. ‘Occupy All Streets’ is our way of reminding people that there is change to be made everywhere, not just on Wall Street. At this time we have not made an official commitment to monetarily support the movement
TMZ caught up with one of the leaders of the Occupy movement, Priscilla Grim, and she went innnnnn on Hov saying:
“Jay-Z, as talented as he is, has the political sensibility of a hood rat and is a scrotum. To attempt to profit off of the first important social moment of 50 years with an overpriced piece of cotton is an insult to the fight for economic civil rights known as #occupywallstreet.”
Do you feel Jay-Z should break bread with the Occupy Wall St. movement if he’s going to sale those t-shirts? Speak on it.