Jay-Z removes Occupy Wall Street-themed shirts from web site

The shirts are gone.

In what may be more than a little bit ironic, Jay-Z has decide to remove t-shirts from his web site making a play on the Occupy Wall Street movement — and it is all due to the fact that protesters at Occupy Wall Street protested their sale.

According to TMZ, this decision was made thanks to anger that no one from the protest was receiving any compensation at all from the shirts — which changed around the lettering a little bit so that it would say “Occupy All Streets.” One of the leaders of the group also made the following complaint:

“Jay-Z, as talented as he is, has the political sensibility of [insert a few insults here]. 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.”

What did you think about a member of the 1% actually using the movement to gain some profits?

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