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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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121.

penny green    

This is a person who should keep his mouth shut on the occupy anything movement. He and his wife have profited very nicely from capitolism, he and other "artists" have totally exploited the kids from projects and poor communities to make their millions,please what hypocrites!

887 days ago
122.

Enlightened    

This is a prime example of why the Dems, Obama and the left in general work so hard against anyone who threatens the to upset the "impoverished black" status quo. So long as blacks remain, in large number, poor and uneducated, they will accept the self-destruction that satan's spawn like Jay-Z feed them -- alcohol, crack, illegal guns, 10-year-olds in nightly shooting sprees in housing projects -- ALL of this evil is promoted by Jay-Z, condoned by Obama, and passively accepted by blacks with no independent reasoning ability. Whatever filth Jay-Z and other black cretins throw their way, they lap up like mindless dogs.

Jay-Z gets rich off of the blood of ignorant black people because he knows that, as we see here, whites have the good sense to say NO to him. Blacks, conversely, allow him to teach their children to call each other n@ggers and shoot each other at will. NOTHING will ever be allowed to threaten that simple equation, because there is too much money at stake. If the Jay-Zs (and Obamas) of the nation have their way, BILLIONS will continue to be made off of the blood of black children. WAKE UP, black America. http://conservativeblacknetwork.com

887 days ago
123.

nof    

Hate The Game.


Not The_Player.

887 days ago
124.

Joe    

Grim, A so-called leader of OWS says, "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." First important social movement of 50 years? Really? Then goes on to call Jay-Z a scrotum? LOL. What an eloquent leader.

887 days ago
125.

janice    

Greatest Social Movement? I was in DC 9-12-09, and let me tell you 2 million people showed up, no one got raped, died, got paid for it, caught a communicable disease, cost a business a job, or aligned themselves with the communist party. We did, however, make a stand against ridiculous taxes and a Socialist POTUS.

I don't know when Communism became cool, but I am the 53%, and while I completely support your right to free speech, what you all are doing in Wall Street is sad, patheic, and Communist.

887 days ago
126.

lil harvey    

Sins of the father.

887 days ago
127.

Dog Breakfast    

All hail Grim, leader of Occupy Wall Street.

Not. Who is that clown, anyway?

887 days ago
128.

C    

WOW. DAMN SHAME. HE COULDN'T RESIST ON THE OPPORTUNITY GIVEN THE NATURE OF THE MOVEMENT. NO LONGER A FAN. THEN AGAIN I HAVEN'T BOUGHT A JAY Z CD SINCE 2003

887 days ago
129.

Jay     

You readers are complete racist he came from nothing and is now part of the 99% and everyone is mad because he accomplished the American dream. Get over it if a white man was profiting which I am sure they are it wouldn't be a prob.. im out!!

887 days ago
130.

ZeeTruth    

I'm sorry. Yes. Jay-Z that was stupid.

BUT! WTF is this person talking about, "the first important social movement of 50 years." OUCH. What about all the other IMPORTANT social movements that occurred in this country in the '60...'s and '70's --way to underwrite some DAMN IMPORTANT history.

887 days ago
131.

i said lesbians...    

yeah i love jay z, but this was easily the stupidest thing hes ever done...that s*** cray!

887 days ago
132.

Tom Cruise    

What a lowlife move. You can take the rat out of the hood but you can't take the hood out of the rat and yeah he's a scrotum.

887 days ago
133.

What    

Raise my hand if anyone is surprised by JZ's Fo-Pa.

A multi-billionaire trying to make more money off of a protest set against the greed of Wall street, the inequity of lack of prosecution for those responsible there for tanking our economy. And of course, capitalism.

So Jay decides to exploit the movement against capitalism by creating the ideal symbol for why the protest has cause. An over priced piece of cotton.

Are we forgetting Russell Simmons when he made his appearance at the start of OWS? A man who's net worth is at approximately $340 million?! Accompanied by Kanye West, another millionaire. And they were @ OWS to show support?

For what?

Face time, and ignorance! That's what. We're here to make it look like we support what we know nothing about. BUY OUR CD'S!

887 days ago
134.

grandmacc    

With all his and Beyonce's money they don't identify with the protesters at ALL. And to try and sell t shirts on top of it to make MORE MONEY is beyond belief.
One ugly guy inside and out ! ! !

887 days ago
135.

Flexxarally    

HEY JAY Z ,once you cross the fence of poor and rich ,Jigga man you loose the wright to represent what we poor people in these days struggle for..It would be different if you made the shirts and donated the money to the OCCUPY MOVEMENT ,but instead you want to profit off our pain..You are apart of the problem ,GREED OF CORPORATE AMERICA..the rich keep getting rich and the poor keep getting poor.. America sometimes Sucks...not all the time though :-)

887 days ago
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