Run The Jewels are now selling ‘ugly’ Christmas sweaters on their website


Run The Jewels have added some special festive merch to their online store.

The duo are now selling a “Run The Yules” Christmas sweater and “Run The Yules” Christmas T-shirt for $55 (£44) and $28 (£22) respectively.

Sharing their Christmas apparel on Twitter, the band wrote: “RUN THE YULES! The new RTY collection is now available. Perfect for your next ugly-sweater holiday party.”

The duo also sold a Christmas sweater last year, but this year’s version has a different design. Band member El-P poked fun at the new design on Twitter yesterday, writing: “BEHOLD THE MORONIC GLORY OF THE 2016 RTJ CHRISTMAS “SWEATER” SWEATSHIRT.”

Meanwhile, El-P recently has vowed to stop wearing red hats following Donald Trump’s victory in the US Presidential election.

The rapper and producer has been a vocal critic of the now President-elect. In the wake of Trump’s victory earlier this month, he declared that he would stop wearing red-coloured hats as they bear a resemblance to the ‘Make America Great’ again caps that were a key visual part of the Republican’s campaign.

Pitchfork reports that, in a series of now-deleted tweets, El-P reasoned that the ‘Make America Great Again’ hats that became synonymous with Trump’s run to The White House now meant that any red hat could become “a trigger for stress and fear”.

“Red hat thing is no joke. Few white friends told me about realizing POC/women seeming nervous around them and it dawning on them: red hat,” he tweeted. “So yeah, red hats out. Small as it is, it’s become a trigger for stress and fear and a sign of ideals I don’t wanna rep even from a distance.”

Run The Jewels released a new song in the wake of the election result earlier this month. The Boots-featuring ‘2100’ was shared by the duo as “it felt right” to release the track, given the current political climate.