Unless you live under a rock, you know what’s happening all over the United States (and even some parts of the world) with the Occupy Wall Street campaigns in most cities. Famous rapper (and millionaire) Jay-Z decided to sell shirts that said “Occupy All Streets” for $22 each. Of course, the whole point of Occupy Wall Street was to stand up to big money makers, so trying to sell a shirt that makes money off the protest is ironic. It’s not hard to figure out he’s trying to make money off of what’s happening in Occupy Wall Street, but hey, I guess the recession is even affecting millionaire rappers too. Once they went on sale though, the movement’s members told him to take it down and it was done so immediately. The members stated that the movement wasn’t to be used as a tool for financial gain.
Artist Daniel Edwards decided to take a different approach and instead of selling art, he fashioned a totem pole sculpture with Jay-Z at the base, covered in necklaces with a dollar sign on them. The faces of fiction characters Mr. Burns, Richie Rich and Scrooge McDuck adorn the rest of the pole. Daniel Edwards has got into trouble before; creating artwork that depicts different famous personalities in odd situations.
Who knows what’s going to happen next!