Celebs embroiled in the Occupy Wall Street debate
They got 99 percent, but Jay-Z ain’t one. Though that didn’t stop the bigwig corporate CEO (who moonlights as a famous rapper) from attaching his name to the Occupy Wall Street movement. A T-shirt from his Rocawear line that read ”Occupy All Streets” led protesters to criticize the company for co-opting their cause but failing to donate any proceeds. Meanwhile, celebrity chef Mario Batali also experienced some OWS-related agita when he compared bankers to ”Stalin or Hitler and the evil guys” during a panel discussion. Batali subsequently apologized after financiers threatened to boycott his upscale Italian restaurants, demonstrating the stark difference in how the rich protest: Zuccotti versus manicotti. But just in case you think that all celebrities are in it with the little guy: Comic-book writer and vicarious vigilante Frank Miller (300, Sin City) penned an incendiary missive on his website in which he called the movement ”garbage” and its participants ”pond scum,” presumably while imagining himself saying it as Batman.