Why HELLO, Kitty: Adorable Japanese Icon Hits Career Low

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"I'm not just about the pussy."
​Tokyo Hooters locations recently announced a very special Valentine's Day promotion: Hello Kitty herself will don the signature orange shorts, tan pantyhose and push up bra to serve hot wings and beer to lucky patrons.

Where to begin? With the fact that it's terrifying to sexualize a cartoon character who's the sickeningly adorable hybrid of a kitten and a four-year-old girl? Or do we jump right into how absurd it is that anyone would ask a self-respecting gal to accompany them to Hooter's on Valentine's Day for half-price wings and stranger-tits-in-the-face? Nothin' says romance like female objectification and mediocre food. (We're offended by both, but perhaps more so by the sub-par eatin'. We put up with you all year long. It's Valentine's Day, and we deserve a quality goddamn steak.)

What happened, pussy cat? You seemed to have it all: love, a product line, an endless collection of accessories. Why dive tail-first into the male gaze at this point in your life? Most of these gals are in the 18-24 demographic, while you're pushing 40. You should know better. We'd spritz you with a water bottle, but in that shirt...let's just say it might be counterproductive.

So, what do you guys think? Is it adorable? Disgusting? Pointless? Also, would you ever dare bring a date to Hooter's on Valentine's Day (or any other day, for that matter)? Let us know in the comments.

Also, please feel free to create Photoshopped Hooters-girls-with-cartoon-character-heads and submit them to letters@riverfronttimes.com. We're easily amused.



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