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Jay-Z removes Occupy All Streets t-shirts from website

Jay-Z removes Occupy All Streets t-shirts from website after a storm of protest.
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Hip hop titan Jay-Z has been "forced" to remove his Occupy All Streets t-shirts from his Rocawear site after a storm of protest and heavy criticism at what was seen as a cheap way of cashing in on the Occupy Wall Street protests.

The rapper, who is known for his entrepreneurial skills, was selling the t-shirts for $22 (approximately £13.76). The flood of criticism wasn't against the actual sale of the items, but for the fact that Jay-Z wasn't planning on sharing the profits with the protesters.

Patrick Bruner, an Occupy Wall Street spokesman said: "Naturally there will be some bloodsuckers who come out of the woodwork."

Another figurehead of the movement who goes by the name of Grim told TMZ that although he respected Jay-Z, he found him to be politically naive.

"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 Occupy Wall Street," he said.

Occupy Wall Street is a protest against corporate greed that began in the US and has since become a global phenomenon, with similar "occupations" occurring all around the world.

ADNFCR-2133-ID-801208137-ADNFCR Posted on 14 Nov 2011 18:14 to category : Instruments News

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