Beastie Boys’ Ad-Rock designs trainer to fundraise for Planned Parenthood

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Rappers vegan trainer, through LA brand Keep, will support a womans right to choose as abortion comes under threat in US from Trump presidency

While many artists venture out into the world of retail for their own brand benefits, Beastie Boys Ad-Rock has designed a trainer for the good of the world.

Along with ethical LA shoe company Keep, the rapper has created a vegan trainer to raise money for Planned Parenthood, the US non-profit organisation that provides reproductive healthcare, sex education and information to millions of people worldwide.

I support a womans right to choose, and feel that women should not be punished for making decisions about their own lives and bodies, said Ad-Rock in a statement. If you have similar beliefs, you might wanna grab a pair.

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Keep x Ad-Rock Ramos trainers Photograph: keepcompany.com

Ad-Rock, whose real name is Adam Horovitz, is one of many artists, including Run the Jewels El-P, who have aired their support for Planned Parenthood in the wake of Donald Trumps election to the US presidency. In a letter posted in September this year, Trump stated: I am committed to defunding Planned Parenthood as long as they continue to perform abortions and reallocating their funding to community health centers that provide comprehensive healthcare for women.

Earlier this month, Ad-Rock also gave a speech at a stand up against hate rally when a New York City park named in honour of the late Beastie Boys member Adam MCA Yauch was defaced with antisemitic graffiti.

Read more: www.theguardian.com

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