12:45 pm November 11, 2011, by Christopher Seward
The “Occupy” movement has attracted its share of stars willing to share their stardom to bring attention to the cause against Wall Street greed, but at least one is drawing the line at the cash register.
Rocawear, founded by Jay-Z, has come out with a T-shirt emblazoned with “Occupy All Streets” to spread the news that “there is change to be made everywhere” and not just on Wall Street.
But if Occupy Atlanta and other offshoots of the Occupy Wall Street movement expect to cash in on Jay-Z’s show of support, they may be disappointed. Rocawear says it isn’t sharing any of the revenue from the T-shirt sales, according to a Business Insider report.
“At this time we have not made an official commitment to monetarily support the movement,” the company said in a statement.
Some might say Beyonce’s hubby is just co-opting the cause to line Rocawear’s pockets with cash. Others, however, may look at it and say business is business - capitalism at its finest.
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