Tonight Jay Z (who I am sure arranged this) made a serious statement to his critics by having millions see his "Occupy" tee on National TV while The X Factor aired. Chris Rene wore the tee during his performance. Check it out below:
‘Occupy Wall Street’ Leader Criticizes Jay-z: ‘He Has the Political Sensibility of A Hood Rat’
Posted from NecoleBitchie
Jay-z wants a piece of the Occupy Wall Street pie but he doesn’t plan on sharing the profits.
A few weeks ago, Rocawear created t-shirts stamped with ‘Occupy All Streets’ in support of the Occupy Wall Street movement. The t-shirts reportedly went on sale yesterday, however the company was immediately bombarded with criticism after releasing a statement saying that proceeds from the $22 dollar t-shirts would not be donated to the cause:
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.
According to TMZ, supporters of ‘Occupy Wall Street’ were livid with the clothing company and one of the leaders (Priscilla Grim) blasted Jay by saying:
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.”
As of today, the shirts are no longer available on Rocawear’s website.
Do you think Jay should share the profits with the Occupy Wall Street movement?
Jay is not the only person trying to make a profit off the "Occupy" movement. There are plenty of listing on ebay for tees priced even higher than his, hoodies, car stickers, and the list goes on. He is only receiving the negative comments because of who he is.