So word is within minutes of Russell Simmons tweeting a picture of him & Jay-Z at an event. (Jay was wearing an “Occupy All Streetz” t-shirt) Jay-Z came under super dumb fire for profiting off the #occupywallstreet protests, without donating anything to the cause. This comes on the heels of recent allegations by #occupywallstreet protesters that say celebrities are pretending to be supporters of the movement, when they are actually looking for ways to profit from the situation. Occupy movement organizers say this is a great example of the corporate greed that gave birth to the Occupy movement IN THE FIRST PLACE!
According to Grim, one of the leaders of the Occupy movement, “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.”
Since the sh*t hit the fan, the $22 #occupywallstreet themed t-shirts have been removed from Rocawear.com website…no word from Jay’s camp but Russell Simmons has since tweeted: “”No one ever said the proceeds were not going to the cause that’s media’s spin” ….that’s a far cry to a statement released by a Rocawear spokesperson, which stated, “”We have not made an official commitment to monetarily support the movement,”
So was Jay-Z wrong or do you think #occupywallsteet is reaching? <~ JUST CURIOUS??