Jay-Z Makes Bank Selling “Occupy” T-Shirts – Won’t Spread the Wealth Around

Jay-Z hasn’t made an appearance at any of the #Occupy gatherings. He hasn’t pitched a tent or volunteered at the gourmet mess hall or joined the drum circles. But, he’s still trying to capitalize on the protest wave. Rocawear, his clothing line is peddling “Occupy All Streets” T-shirts for $22 a pop — with no plans to donate profits to the movement.

Of course, the far left is not too happy about this. An Occupy Wall Street leader called profiting off the shirt “an insult to the fight for economic civil rights.”


Jay-Z sporting his Occupy All Streets T-Shirt with Russell Simmons (AP)

The Rocawear website added this:

“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.”

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