Jay-Z’s Occupy Wall Street T-shirt line has been pulled from Rocawear’s website just days after critics slammed the millionaire rapper for cashing in on the movement without promising to share a penny of profits with the 99%.
The shirts, stamped with the phrase, “Occupy All Streets,” first appeared when Russell Simmons tweeted a picture of Jay-Z wearing one backstage at a concert.
Rocawear announced on Thursday that it planned to sell the T-shirts for $22, but any trace of garments has now been wiped from the brand’s site.
Backlash sparked when Jay-Z’s camp announced it had no plans to share profits.
“We have not made an official commitment to monetarily support the movement,” a Rockawear spokeswoman told Gawker.com.
Simmons took to Twitter to defend Jay-Z.
“No one ever said the proceeds were not going to the cause that’s media’s spin,” he posted.
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