Sunday, December 13, 2009

The Shame of Hello Kitty





I could spend days and days blogging about Hello Kitty craziness. She pops up in some pretty amazing places these days. Like Hello Kitty sausages. Mmmm. Delicious.





But this afternoon I received an email from an associate (thanks JA) which directed me to this article.

Apparently police chiefs in Bangkok are now punishing police officers who break the rules by forcing them to wear Hello Kitty armbands. (Photo below.)

I'm conflicted. I find it amusing, of course, but I'm also just a little offended. Why is it so shameful to wear a cute pink armband?


33 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Probably the male officers get mocked because of the stereotypical male's shunning of the color pink and adorable things like Hello Kitty. But what sadistic mind came up with the concept of Hello Kitty sausages? Are they implying something about the meat that goes into them?

3:11 PM  
Blogger Micci said...

I'm guessing it takes away their masculinity, as Anonymous just said.

4:19 PM  
Blogger Micci said...

I'm confused about something. How come, on the bottom of the post, it says you posted at 2:09, when over here in it's 1:36? Is it because of the time differences?

4:37 PM  
Anonymous gymnast20 said...

oh wow my friend is so obsessed with hello kitty everything that you can imagion she has with hello kitty on it!As for the pink armband, i think it might inspire some rebels to do something wrong for the sole purpose of wearing the armband!!

6:26 PM  
Blogger brave chickens said...

Hello Kitty sausages are strange enough. But did you know there's also Hello Kitty Bento? And they're done very meticulously by the looks of it.

Here's an example:
http://www.oneinchpunch.net/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2007/05/hello-kitty-bento.jpg

6:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

kristen stop writting so many unnessacery posts and finish your book! sheesh! its been a year! in interviews you said "febuaary 2009" well its almost 2010! >:(

8:38 PM  
Anonymous Gnat said...

ill take my punishment with a smile! ;D

10:23 PM  
Anonymous Hello Kitty herself said...

I LOVE HELLO KITTY!!

11:32 PM  
Blogger Cyperus said...

This is not unnessacery and as an author my self i know how long it takes to write the graeter story... but i wish the book would come sooner too. I-)

7:39 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous@ 8:38 ; Can it will you? I like her un needed posts.

12:01 PM  
Anonymous Nellie said...

Hello Kitty is very feminine; she is also very childish. She isn't the kind of thing you want to be wearing when you're a law enforcement officer, especially a male one.

Before I get flamed, yes, she's cute.

2:20 PM  
Anonymous Clare said...

I wonder how bad you have to be to be forced to don one of those. Is it a bad punishment? Or more mild?

3:55 PM  
Blogger MushroomCloud said...

Nellie is too inteligent for me. How does she manage to write in complete sentences? I bet she gets A's in English- i do too though (shhh, don't tell my teachers, they think I'm really smart but it's part of my elaborate plan o take over the world... I just don't know what system of government to use. Communism won't work cause of all the monumentoous uprising things.. cure Marx, he made too many rules. bah humbug!!!!)

5:42 PM  
Blogger lindseybookworm said...

oh no. I'm wearing a pink armband. I am now forever shamed. Yeh, right.

7:14 PM  
Anonymous w153m4d5 said...

Why do all of Hello Kitty's organs have faces?

8:48 PM  
Anonymous cupcakedoll said...

Is that like, Hello Kitty Disection? O_o

The Japanese are so weird. And I say that in the most affectionate way possible; I love Japanese stuff.

11:25 PM  
Blogger Emma said...

I would wear a hello-kitty arm band with pride. I would say and I'm a boy but I'm not...

5:09 PM  
Blogger MushroomCloud said...

I;m sorry. did I insult Nellie? it was unintentional

5:51 PM  
Blogger Lucy Mystere said...

hahaaha it is amusing but I think a worse punishment would be to make him dress up as Hello Kitty

Speaking of which my Latin teacher said that if one of us gets a perfect score on the biggest test of our lives (402 vocab words, all correct!) he will dress up as a chicken.


Time to start studying!!!!!!!!

7:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

well their completely pointless espically since she nver writes bout her BOOKS. which is just about hmm i dont know..the whole POINT. dont get me wrong i love the books, and have been very patient but now its just ridulious. shannon hale doesnt take a year and her books are INCREDIBLE. same with lemony sniket and ann brashares. also Lisi Harrison.

12:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

@ Anonymous 12:48

Then you should have plenty of books to keep you entertained. Why are you wasting so much time commenting on a blog?

1:47 PM  
Blogger Kitty said...

XD I loled at the last one
Pink is a manly color!

Anonymous @ 12:48
FFFFFFFFF most artists take decades to create their masterpieces D: Anaka DID blog about her next book.
She's just amusing us now with these awesome weird news while we wait for her next book.

3:09 PM  
Anonymous maddie said...

i have a hello kitty toaster.... my friend used to be obsessed. she has a hello kitty cereal despenser

6:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i am reading other books. may i remind you that i did write that i do enjoy her books, and that post is from a very long time ago. by the way, you all are coming on here as well and i have rights too, so if i wish to speak out, i can. that's why i am. no disrespect kristen i just didnt think it would take so long, espically if you were quoted saying something, but you never corrected that mistake.

2:15 PM  
Anonymous maddie said...

one question- the first pic on this entry... WHAT IS IT?

7:16 PM  
Blogger ForresterVA said...

They have Hello Kitty contact lenses!!!! It's crazy! Also go to google and look up ' high tech contact lenses' awesome and awful at once!

12:00 AM  
Blogger Alice Cullen said...

Anonymous 12:48

DON'T. SAY. ANYTHING.

I don't care if Kirsten takes longer than usual, as long as she posts. If she took longer than usual and DIDN'T post, I would DIE!!!(in a similar way that I would die if they stopped manufacturing chocolate. In a big explosion.)

Besides, her posts are AWESOME!!!!!

10:12 AM  
Blogger Alice Cullen said...

Maddie:

It's exactly what you'd think it is.

SMILEY GUTS!!!!

10:14 AM  
Anonymous EQ said...

Hmmm...maybe I should suggest that my brother consider becoming a police office in...where? Bangaladesh, was it?...that would be interesting.

Mushroom Cloud: the interesting thing about Marx is that the governments that CALL themselves communist don't actually follow what they guy wrote in his book.

Anonymous @ 8:38, 12:48, and 2:15--
1. Patience, young grasshopper.
2. I assure you it is a breach of ettiquette to come on here and insult Kristen and praise other authours, especially as it's Kristen's site!
3. If you have the right to insult Kristen, then we have the right to defend you. And reason to insult you back.

3:20 PM  
OpenID arlyndekis said...

hmm, sounds interesting..... It would be funny to meet an officer like that. What if it is a female officer??

1:28 PM  
Blogger HI said...

Wow the hello kitty sausages look odd.

3:42 AM  
Blogger HI said...

lol I remember once my teacher (a man) said a male who wears pink is a true man

3:46 AM  
Blogger anonymous science-fiction writer24495 said...

Pink Hello Kitty armbands...LOL! That's a punishment that would embarrass even me! Cruel and unusual, but I pity the judge in that case.

9:59 PM  

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