Beastie Boy designs shoe to benefit Planned Parenthood
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Beastie Boy designs shoe to benefit Planned Parenthood

Musician Adam Horovitz (or Ad-Rock), best known as a member of the Beastie Boys, has partnered with California shoe company Keep in the creation of “The Ramos Ad-Rock,” a water-resistant sneaker designed by Horovitz. Keep, which refers to itself as a “vegan” shoe company, claims their shoes are “cruelty-free and consciously produced in factories audited by international, third parties who monitor ethical working conditions.”

In a statement, Horovitz said he decided to partner with Keep “not just because I wanted warm sneaks, but because I support small business.”

To summarize, Horowitz is standing for being cruelty-free, supporting ethical conditions, and supporting small businesses. That’s why it’s just a tad confusing to discover that net proceeds from the Ramos Ad-Rock will be donated to Planned Parenthood. Horovitz explained:

Net proceeds of this shoe will be donated to Planned Parenthood because I support a woman’s right to choose and feel that women should not be punished for making decisions about their own lives and bodies. If you have similar beliefs, you might wanna grab a pair.

So basically, while Horovitz is promoting small business, he’s also donating money to the biggest business of its kind in the United States. While opposing cruelty to living creatures, he promotes an organization that dismembers preborn babies. And while supporting “ethical” conditions, he benefits a scandal-ridden organization that has been caught committing fraud time and time again.

Perhaps Horovitz should have spent less time fighting for his right to party, and more time developing coherent views.

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