Rapper Jay-Z who never met anything, including his wife and "child", that he didn't try to spin into profit for himself, is set to release a new line of T-shirts in support of the Occupy Wall Street movement via his Rocawear clothing label.
How nice. Except Jay-Z has no plans to share any of the profits with the protesters because he is the 1%
The money-whore was recently spotted wearing one of the shirts, which tweaks the phrase "Occupy Wall Street" by crossing out the "W" and adding an "S" to make it read "Occupy All Streets."
A Rocawear spokesperson told the publication: "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."
You've created the shirts, made the shirts, are marketing the shirts, but have made no decision to monetarily support the group which you say you are supporting.
Even Russell Simmons--who has attended Occupy protests and acts like he is all about helping the Middle and Lower classes--and who also never let a day go by without finding a way to make money off of it, Tweeted: "Love Jay-Z's t-shirt. Glad i got mine today."
Isn't it funny how these two come out in support of a movement against corporate greed at the expense of the public, and then use that movement to line their own pockets. I mean, talk about irony, eh?
UPDATE: As of Saturday, the Occupy Wall Street T-shirts have been removed from the Rocawear website.
Well, good riddance to bad fashion. but what about the money made on the shirts already sold, Jay-Z? Do you really need diamond encrusted baby spoons for your spawn?