Monday, October 8, 2012
Hello Kitty (given name: Kitty White), who hails from London, England by way of Tokyo, Japan, announced her candidacy today to become President of the United States of America. The 38-year-old third grader, who weight is equal to that of three apples, is running as a member of the newly formed Friendship Party because, "you can never have too many friends!"
Hello Kitty for President Women's Tee
Sanrio is kicking off HK's 2012 campaign with a slew of super cute merch, online activities, and live events that are sure to give her a competitive edge in the upcoming race. In addition to slinging patriotic t-shirts, headbands and keychains for the cause, any purchase currently made at Sanrio.com comes with a free campaign button or bumper sticker, to boot.
Hello Kitty Bow Headband: Flag
Of course, any presidential hopeful needs a qualified vice president to back them up, which is why Hello Kitty has launched a Facebook poll to help select the running mate who best supports her mission of friendship, fun and happiness. Old favorites like Tuxedosam, Badtz-Maru, My Melody, and Keroppi are all among the contenders, but in the end I cast my vote for Chococat, because two felines are always better than one.
If you're fortunate enough to live in the Washington, DC area, you're also in for a treat. Hello Kitty for President’s Campaign Headquarters pop-up event will enjoy a week-long residence at LivingSocial’s 918 F Street starting on Nov 1, and will host curated activities and events, an art show, and many more surprises.
"With over 10 million Facebook friends, Hello Kitty falls squarely between the two candidates (Barack Obama has 29 million while Mitt Romney has 8 million) but her message speaks from the heart and is unlikely to offend anyone," proclaims her official press release. Finally, a pettable presidential candidate, who really understands the big issues we care about like cuteness reform and kitten rights!