Jay-Z Rocawear Clothing company has removed its “Occupy All Streets” t-shirts from their website, after criticism surround the shirt, which was a take on “Occupy Wall Street.”
The t-shirts were apparently removed in response to critics who accused the rap mogul of trying to profit off of the “Occupy Wall Street” policital movement.
Prior to being showcased on the Internet, Jay-Z’s company released a statement stating that they would not be donating the proceeds of the T-shirts to the “Occupy Wall Street” movement.
“The ‘Occupy All Streets’ T shirt was created in support of the ‘Occupy Wall Street’ movement,” a rep for Rocawear said in a statement. “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.”
That announcement caused discord between “Occupy Wall Street” supporters and Jay-Z, whom they claimed was profiting off of the movement and not sharing.
Opposition to the Rocawear t-shirts began when Jay-Z was seen on the Rocawear website advertising the shirt for sale (Friday November 7th).
At press time reps for Jay-Z or Rocawear have not made a comment.