Iconix Brand Group, the company that owns RocaWear, and Jay-Z decided to pull their controversial “Occupy All Streets” t-shirt amid harsh criticism from people who felt the urban clothing brand was capitalizing off a sensitive subject.
“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”
Many of the Occupy protestors are putting Hip-Hop stars — many of whom come from the poverty stricken childhoods — in precarious situations when it comes to supporting the movement. Last month, Russell Simmons was greeted with hostile jeers from protestors that believed he was as much as the problem as Wall Street
What do think? Do you feel Jay-Z was trying to exploit the Occupy movement or help it?