Charlize Theron seems to have a particular pet peeve: Women who sport Hello Kitty gear.
Us Weekly reports the “Young Adult” star discussed her latest role and the wardrobe required to play a developmentally stunted woman at the New York Times’ TimesTalk panel in NYC Friday. “‘Get me some Hello Kitty T-shirts.’ Those were my demands,” she told the audience.
The 36-year-old actress then explained her feelings on the adorable cartoon cat and her older fans:
“I’m pretty amazed by Hello Kitty. I see so many women in their 30s walking around in Hello Kitty s— and nobody is concerned for them,” she said. “It’s the one iconic teenage symbol that seems okay for women in their 30s? The world seems to not have an issue with it.”
(We’re guessing this means Charlize will never buddy up to known Hello Kitty aficionados Mariah Carey and Paris Hilton.)
Japanese animation expert Helen McCarthy has offered an explanation on the phenomenon to UK paper The Independent, saying that older female fans “hang onto Hello Kitty out of nostalgic longing – as if by keeping a symbolic object, they can somehow keep hold of a fragment of their childhood self.”
What do you think? Do you still sport Hello Kitty gear or do you agree with Charlize?
My Dressy Ways says
I didn’t get into Hello Kitty or her friends when all the other girls did – it felt childish to me even in high school. I even knew a girl who had it tattooed onto her back as an adult – and it was a fairly large tattoo – at least four inches tall. Eeesh. My daughter loves it now and I was spotted at one time wearing HK watch, but only because my daughter requested that I do. Lol. Gotta say I’m with Charlize on this one. ;)
I think you can still hold on to Hello Kitty without going overboard-no neeed to dawn a HK t-shirt, purse, watch,etc.
Stickers,bandaids,and stationary maybe isn’t so bad, she is right that they hold on to it for nostalgic reasons. All in moderation.
It would be great to have a little girl so you can then have an excuse to buy it again :p
All you need is for Pippa Middleton to wear some Hello Kitty.
Thank goodness someone finally said it.