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Jay-Z

Occupy T-Shirts Disappear

Amid Criticism

11/12/2011 11:32 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Jay-Z Occupy Wall street T-Shirts
Jay-Z and Rocawear have removed their Occupy Wall St. themed t-shirts from Rocawear.com -- after the rap mogul came under heavy fire for profiting off the protests, without donating anything to the cause. 

Jay-Z was photographed wearing the "Occupy All Streets" shirts earlier this week and began selling them on his website. Checking the site today ... the shirts are now gone. 

Before the t-shirts were pulled ... TMZ spoke with Grim, one of the leaders of the Occupy movement, who told us, "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 movement of 50 years with an overpriced piece of cotton is an insult to the fight for economic civil rights known as #occupywallstreet." 

We've been calling Jay-Z's camp for the past two days ... no word back.

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As of Monday afternoon, the shirts have re-appeared on Rocawear.com, but they are on back order. Still no word back from Jay-Z's camp.

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61.

Genius Species    

Jay Z, Russel Simmons, Michael Moore, Oprah, Obama, Bill Maher, and the rest of the liberal elite are the biggest bunch of lying hypocrits I have ever seen. They stand with the 99% by A$$! They are the 1% who make a huge living off capitalism, who live in huge mansions, drive expensive cars, and spend more in a day than most people will make in a lifetime! Who do you think pays for their lavish lifestyle? The same usefull liberal idiots who occupy wall street and the same useful liberal idiots who support them financially. Sixty years of a liberal, socialist, marxist agenda has definitely dumbed America to the point of collapse. I wonder what these idiots are going to do when they have to wait in line 6 hours for a loaf of bread. Freak'n idiots!!

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62.

Nik    

Jay-Z shoulda gave the shirts to the protesters for free is he was gonna do that. That's similar to saying I needed to pay a stranger $1 just to keep a shirt I already own and wear.

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63.

ummm?!    

Grim didn't hold back on his opinion.

888 days ago
64.

Who are you?    

Jay-z was making a valid statement! Occupy All Streets. Only a truely ignorant person would call him a hoodrat for that.

888 days ago
65.

Talentscout    

I lose more talent from my back end when I visit the toilet than J-Z has in his whole body. he is the sort of moron that that turns up to a heart foundation seminar eating take away food wanna know why? Because he can and he believes all the bull**** about himself in the press. BONE HEAD give something back your not tyaking to the cemetary with you ask Steve Jobs what he did with his wealth..

888 days ago
66.

Hermie    

Hahahahaha

They eat their own.

888 days ago
67.

Lindsey M.    

Ridiculous. Occupy Wall St. protesters have a point, but instead of complaining about not being having money they need to get off thier ass and work like the rest of us. Don't hate on J for thinking. He wasn't always rich, he is an awesome business person, and i think he should continue selling the shirt. If people get pissed...don't buy it.

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68.

washparkfitness@gmail.com    

I'm with J on this one. A Hustler's gotta hustle! Frankly that's why he is where he is, and not wasting his time out on a street corner singing the blues.

Great idea, wish I would have thought of it!

888 days ago
69.

o3mta3o    

of course it's easier to yank the whole occupy line than to actually donate to the cause. lol. donate the shirts then buddy if you're just gonna throw them out.

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70.

JW    

Didn't Jayz and his wife make a combined $160...M either last year or the year before? I think they are the 1%.

888 days ago
71.

ace    

why bitch over a t-shirt...stupid americans fight over all the dumb ****

888 days ago
72.

deepelemblues    

"To attempt to profit off of the first important social moment of 50 years"

I guess this Occupy scrotum has never heard of the gay rights movement. Or environmental movement. Just goes to show how far up their own asses they are.

888 days ago
73.

hopefull    

Hopefully J...... will clean up the poop at the site... the needles left for kids and and the stench of **** in the air... just sayin...

888 days ago
74.

Bodie    

Hey Dirtbag,
ya may want to research what your trying to profit off of???
Your exactly what the protest is about! The one percent profiting off the backs of the 99% yet not paying their fairshare! What a DOUCHE!

888 days ago
75.

Vote 4 Ron Paul 2012    

What Jay Z tried to do was an insult to a genuine movement, as well as his fans, and the world for that matter !!! Jay please don't let me loose respect for you ! part of the reason why we are occupying wall street has to due with outsourcing, and you tried to do just that by having a t shirt made in mexico, not in the u.s.a, which probably cost less than $1.00 to make there and sell it here for $22.00 which in turn did not create a single job here in the u.s.a directly or indirectly, and stuff most of the profits in your bank account !!! and this is not about race or social class because i myself am a poor minority who happens to be your fan ... this is definitely strike 1

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