Hello Kitty: Love It or Hate It?

12/28/2006 at 11:00 AM ET

I’ve come to believe that the world in divided into two: those who adore Hello Kitty, and those who detest her. I am in the former group. In fact, when jewelry designer Tarina Tarantino made a high fashion Hello Kitty “pearl” necklace in 2003, I was first in line to buy one. . . well, make that second because I think Cameron Diaz got hers first. And the love continues — Jennifer Love Hewitt and Vanessa Minillo recently stocked up on Hello Kitty cashmere sweaters from Kitson. Knitted, this cat’s not cheap — Hello Kitty cashmere starts at $198 for a sweater and goes up, but you can get tons of things for under $10 at shop.sanrio.com or check out faux-vintage tees, from $33, on 80spurple.com. Tell us: Do you adore Hello Kitty? Or detest her? — Alison Singh Gee

Photo: Maury Phillips/WireImage; 80spurple.com

FILED UNDER: Paris Hilton , T-Shirts , Trends
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Kristin on

I love it- for my 8 year old step-daughter- but not for me.

Jennifer on

OMG I am so sick of hearing or seeing anything about PARIS HILTON, she absolutely makes me sick. The way she portrays herself is ridiculus,she became famous for being a slut.I hate to use that name but when the shoe fits where it. These girls, lindsey, paris, jessica,etc. could spend some good time in learning how to be a lady, I would not and will not allow my children to partake in anything these girls promote or do. It embarrases me to know that these girls represent our country.

Cathy on

I love Hello Kitty.

Maria on

Luv Hello Kitty! Her face always brightens my day, that’s why I have an orange HK wallet!

Sarah on

I love Paris, she’s very entertaining.. but her HK shirt has got to go. Hello Kitty is corny unless you’re five.

Lizzy on

Who doesn’t love Hello Kitty?!

LKD on

Paris sucks!As far as the hello kitty NO. Its for little girls. the only reason Paris wears it is because people in japan actually worship her(why i will never know)and hello kitty is popular there…

Gina on

Love, love, love Hello Kitty, and I have for the last 25 years (I’m 30). Hate Paris, though.

catherine on

Michelle on

HATE, HATE, HATE Hello Kitty! (and Paris, too!) I hope this trend dies–and soon.

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