Jay-Z’s Rocawear clothing line drew criticism last week for “Occupy Wall Street”-inspired t-shirts. Days after the $22 tees debuted in a photo tweeted by Russell Simmons, the label conceded (in a statement to Gawker) that, no, proceeds would not benefit the protest moment.
Critics claimed victory when the shirts seemed to vanish from the Rocawear online catalog — but on Monday they reappeared, not just for sale it seems but back-ordered. The logo, noted the label rep, isn’t “Occupy Wall Street” but “Occupy All Streets,” a reminder that “there is change to be made everywhere.
Posted in: Misc.– November 14, 2011