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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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106.

stan chaz    

America USED to work. The people had work. The system worked. Hey, EVEN the Congress used to work(sometimes). God knows, it was far, far, far from perfect - but at least we all had some share in the struggles AND the rewards. But somewhere along the way, we lost our way. Because now we have an economy and a political system that seems to work only for the rich. You can't keep down a people’s hopes and dreams for a better life.....a life with dignity and freedom....for us,and for our kids. This land IS our land! AND WE WANT IT BACK! We want our FUTURE back! But it’s more than just words.... it’s more than just politics.... it’s your LIFE, and how you want to live it. Each of us has only one brief life....one chance....one roll of the dice....and many choices. It’s time to choose....to risk...and to act. If not now...then when? If not you, then....who? Don’t let your dreams die.

971 days ago
107.

John morris    

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q3PnRsz-ZTg

971 days ago
108.

stan chaz    

Some people worry about t-shirts. I am concerned about what has happened to this country, which I love: America USED to work. The people had work. The system worked. Hey, EVEN the Congress used to work (sometimes). God knows, it was far, far, far from perfect -but at least we all had some share in the struggles AND the rewards. But somewhere along the way, we lost our way. Because now we have an economy and a political system that seems to work only for the rich. What they call "trickle down economics"....leaves most of us out in the cold cold rain. We need to get back to what America was, and what it should be, and what it can be. Occupy Wall Street is no longer just a place called Zuccotti Park - Zuccotti Park is everywhere. You can beat us and arrest us and tear-gas us, you can try to "permit" us to death....but you can't kill an idea. You can't keep down a people’s hopes and dreams for a better life.....a life with dignity and freedom....for us, and for our kids. More power to Occupy Wall Street, as it spreads to every town and city - because OWS is us, and for us, and by us. It comes up from the grassroots, and it lifts us up in turn. With OWS America has found it’s voice, and that voice demands fairness and justice -for ALL. This land IS our land!  AND WE WANT IT BACK!  We want our LIVES back!  We want our FUTURE back! But it’s more than just words.... it’s more than just politics.... it’s your LIFE, and how you want to live it. So why not take some time, find a quiet place somewhere, and consider this: Each of us has only one brief life....one chance....one roll of the dice....and many choices. It’s time to choose....to risk...and to act. If not now...then when? If not you, then....who? You DO have the power my friend....and the choice is yours. Don’t let your dreams die.

971 days ago
109.

Azzkicker    

If this doesn't prove what a money hungry reprehensible piece of trash Jay Z is, I don't know what does. Remember, this is the same human garbage that was a drug dealer & got 12 year old kids into the drug trade by starting them out as spotters for his drug deals. Pure filth...

971 days ago
110.

JugEars McKenyan Sr..    

Why? I mean these rappers have been profiteering off the ghetto's for 20 years now. Add up all the dough these moguls have and they could pay half the welfare bill down in this country. Or they could build 1000 schools, or they could clothe Harlem and the South Side of Chicago or they could.....etc etc...it just goes to show what a crock all this 1 % ******e is. As long as the billionaires are their peeps allz coool doggg diggg?..Ohhh...But the white millionaires and billionaires like Donald Trump for instance, they're all crooks and s*** and banker scuzz and this and that....not to mention the conservative ones far far out fund liberals in about 79% of all American charities along with the Catholic Church and all other Christian organizations across the US that lefties haven't run out of business or demonized...as the liberal*****e all their guts out.... freaking misinformed useful idiot sheeple nimrods. But a wealthy azzzed rapper with 200 500 million to blow looks to sell freaking t shirts on the backs of these idiots for all profit. C'mon kids, wake the fluck up please!!! You're being used by these people as much as anyone else. P Diddy, that

971 days ago
111.

willie1    

Doesn't it feel like the self imposed god syndrone of hollyweird personalities are starting to implode on themselves. It's class 101 how to destroy an empire. All it takes it one stupid greedy move. Good work Jay-z

971 days ago
112.

Jackie    

Idiot.

971 days ago
113.

Enough    

Is it just me or does Jay-Z look EXACTLY like Nacho's wrestling partner in Nacho Libre? It's the same face and smile!

971 days ago
114.

Realist    

There's a reason our forefathers only allowed those who owned property to vote. They knew if they just let anyone without any real skin in the game vote, they'd vote themselves handouts 99% of the time. Way to go libtards. Your plan to **** up the country is coming together sooner than you thought. At this rate, Obama won't even need that second term to finish us off.

971 days ago
115.

bunny    

The cops are about to arrest our stupid Occupy movement after refusing to leave. I'll be looking out for those shirts.

971 days ago
116.

Fuzzlenutter    

The funniest line in that story?

"...first important social moment of 50 years..."

Now THAT'S funny!

971 days ago
117.

DJ    

Jay could have made a bigger statement by providing the tee's free of charge. Now that would have been gangsta.

971 days ago
118.

Jaymalls    

Why call the man a "hood rat" though??? Sounds a bit racist if u ask me. There are hundreds of people doing the same thing, but no lets call jay a scrotum for not sharing the profit for his idea and that his money helped generate. The O.C .W movement is definitely not as important as he/she is making it out to b!
P.S. it's Jay-z not JZ you dumbasses

971 days ago
119.

sue    

"the first important social moment of 50 years"! Really? A bunch of hipster/wannabe activists sitting around in parks banging drums? I'm old enough to have lived through some genuine 'social moments' like protests against the Vietnam War and the fight for equal rights for blacks, women and gays. I bet this guy and his OWS pals have the latest Apple toys - ipods, ipads, iphones - all of which were made in sweatshop factories in China. These are the same people who worship super-capitalist Steve Jobs who never saw fit to give any of his enormous wealth to charitable causes. Hypocrites.

971 days ago
120.

E.    

No one is going to say it, but it’s the truth and you can insert what ever race would be responsible... But in this case its; "Typical Black People" if Donald Trump did it I would say "Typical White People" and you bet if it was a Mexican I would say "Typical Mexican People" FYI I’m of mixed race Black and Mexican with some Creole which would also include "White" so **** your self's before you say any thing!

971 days ago
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