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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Carol/NJ on

I detest Hello Kitty,never liked it even when I was younger.I do however love Paris!!!! I think she is awesome.

Bre on

for all of u who say u hate Paris u probably dont no her and u really have no right to say the stuff u do unless u have personally met her. half the stuff, maybe all of it, that the mags and tabloids write about her arent true! Imagine if a ton of people u dont no were saying all this horrible stuff about u, how would u feel???

…. and i do really like Hello Kitty

tom on

HATE Hello Kitty and Paris. I cannot wait ofr both to go away and hopefully never come back.

Melanie on

Hello Kitty looks great on Paris! But, she looks good in about everything she wears.

noebdhy on

Hello Kitty is a symbol of blatant and pointless commercialism. It is imcomparable to Mickey Mouse seeing as how Mickey Mouse was used in cartoons for years before his face was put on anything whereas hello kitty was made by a faceless corporation purely for the purpose of pushing merchandise before it was used in anything remotely comparable to mickey mouse’s stature. Hello Kitty is commercialism at its worst and you know when industrial products have planes designed after them, something has gone too far.

alicia riggs on

I am not a big fan of hello kitty, but I can understand where the nostalgia comes n. I was in the strawberry shortcake era. I don’t think I could wear it, But I buy my 1 yr old strawberry shortcake secretly for me!

steez on

Love. Love. Love.

Lohla on

I love Hk and I’m 16.but my 10 year old sister and her friends do too

erica on

Wow, Noe, take it down a thousand. Did HK murder someone? She’s just an innocent little kitty.

I loved Strawberry Shortcake too! I still have my original doll that blows strawberry scent out of her mouth and it still works!!

Nancy on

Hello Kitty ROCKS!!! I’m 30 and I still love her.

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