Occupy Wall Street has been a really great place to meet girls and audition for The Real World, catch some free concerts, and even participate in some viral marketing for movies like Tower Heist and A Very Harold And Kumar 3-D Christmas, but obviously the most important thing is its message about the dangers of greed—and finding new ways to turn that message into dolla dolla bills, y'all. Already sympathetic millionaires like Russell Simmons and Kanye West have donned their most modest, humble gold teeth and strolled among the throng to convey support for the movement that rallies against every single thing they say, ever, thus establishing cred through silent osmosis. But as Simmons tweeted, it’s now Jay-Z who has taken that cognitive dissonance “to a whole new level” by creating Occupy Wall Street-inspired T-shirts for his Rocawear clothing line, as seen above. Protesting frivolous spending is now as easy as dropping $22 on this.
As a Rocawear spokesperson explained in an official statement, “The 'Occupy All Streets' T shirt was created in support of the 'Occupy Wall Street' movement. Rocawear strongly encourages all forms of constructive expression, whether it be artistic, political or social. 'Occupy All Streets' is our way of reminding people that there is change to be made everywhere, not just on Wall Street.” Indeed, there is lots of change to be made—and plenty of dollars too, as Rocawear has said that while the shirts preach a message of resistance against unscrupulous capitalists, 100 percent of the proceeds will go to the company, as they “have not made an official commitment to monetarily support the movement.” They’re just supporting the idea of Occupy Wall Street, specifically the idea that it's totally a goldmine.
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