It seems that Jay-Z and Rocawear aren’t done occupying all streets. On Friday last week, Rocawear announced that it was pulling Jay-Z’s “Occupy All Streets” t-shirt from its shelves over speculation that the profits from the $22 t-shirt would not be donated to the Occupy Wall Street Movement. This was fueled by Rocawear’s statement that:
“‘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.”
Rocawear’s lack of a commitment suggested that Jay-Z would be profiting from a movement dedicated to leveling the playing field for the 99%. Pretty ironic considering that Jay-Z is definitely not part of the 99%. Although Jay-Z didn’t specifically mention where the money would go, the Occupy Wall Street Movement was left to wonder why he wouldn’t say:
“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,” an Occupy Wall Street leader who goes by the pseudonym “Grim” told TMZ.
However, Occupy All Streets is moving forward. You’ll have to wait until December 16 (the shirts are on back order), but at least you can occupy like Jay-Z in time for Christmas.