Charlize Theron thinks I’m “messed up”

If you’ve known me even for a short time and even if it’s only through this blog you probably know that I love Hello Kitty despite the fact that I’m 30 years old. 

Apparently Charlize Theron would say I have issues. 

US Weekly reports that during The New York Times‘ Times Talk panel the 36-year-old actress said she does not understand why so many women in their 30s wear Hello Kitty gear or why people seem to be OK with this. 

“I’m pretty amazed by Hello Kitty. I see so many women in their 30s walking around in Hello Kitty sh*t and nobody is concerned for them,” Theron 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.”

She went on to say most women are “messed up.”

Funny enough, the one rule I made for myself regarding my Hello Kitty mania when I hit the big 3-0 was that I would no longer wear Hello Kitty clothing (not counting my beloved Hello Kitty bathrobe). I’d keep the Hello Kitty key chains, notebooks, and rear windshield sticker, but no more T-shirts featuring the Sanrio superstar. (Although, I don’t scoff at 30-something women who do still rock HK tees.) So perhaps Theron would say I’m just a bit messed up. 

I also won’t decorate my apartment with Hello Kitty paraphernalia, but that’s probably just because I’m married. If I were single my kitchen would certainly have this:

But I feel that as long as I’m taking care of adult responsibilities like going to work, paying my bills on time, and cleaning my apartment and I’m emotionally mature enough to be a great wife and a trustworthy friend, I should be allowed to be a kid at heart. So I will do just that even if Charlize Theron thinks I’m stupid. 

P.S. — Dear friends, I need a new wallet. Hint. Hint. 

What do you think about women in their 30s sporting Hello Kitty gear?



  1. I say to each their own, Javacia! I wonder why Charlize is so worried about what other women are wearing.

  2. I don’t really wear the shirts anymore, but I do still sport my favorite HK necklace. And I don’t really gives two meows what Charlize Theron (or anyone else) thinks of it.

    And yes, I just turned (gulp) 39.

  3. I was wondering the same thing, Julie.

    Maisy, I miss you so much. I knew we were soul mates when I learned of your love for Hello Kitty. 🙂

  4. I am in my 30s and the only toaster in my kitchen is my wife’s Hello Kitty toaster. She is also in her 30s in case anyone was getting any funny ideas.

  5. That anonymous comment cracks me up. Edd, can we have a Hello Kitty toaster too? Please!

  6. I sooo want that toaster! I have a Hello Kitty Iphone case. That’s pretty much the extent I go with it.

  7. I would say to Ms Theron that she needs to stop worrying about ppl wearing HK stuff. Some of those same ppl supported her during her whack rendition of Aeon Flux. Find your inner child (geek/nerd/weirdo) and embrace ur icons. I proudly would rock anything with my favorite icons (Link and especially Ryu from Street Fighter.

  8. Amen, SageKayin! Now convince Edd to let me get that toaster.

  9. That toaster is the cutest! I’m no HK lover but goodness I wouldn’t categorize the 30 somethings who are as “messed up”. That’s rather harsh.

    @Charlize “tell em why you really mad.” LOL

  10. i wear the shirts!…now what?!

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