Jay-Z was criticized last week when his "Occupy All Streets" t-shirts hit his clothing site, Rocawear.com, with news that revenue from sales would not go towards the Occupy Wall Street movement. The shirts were to be sold starting Friday, but then seemed to be taken down from the site on Saturday. Turns out the T-shirts were simply sold out quickly for a few days, but are now back in stock.
"Holy smokes. Those 'Occupy All Streets' t-shirts sold out faster than Rick Perry can name three agencies," states a post on Roc4Life. "If you missed out on the first batch, we've got your back like scoliosis. Rocawear has already restocked the fancy black tops — available in all sizes via Rocawear.com."
Russell Simmons had come to Jay-Z's defense by tweeting "No one ever said the proceeds were not going to the cause that's media's spin."
We'll have to wait and see if they send proceeds to the cause or if they're merely profiting from the social movement.