Jihadi Kitty

While this blog is not in ANYWAY intended to be profit-driven, I feel compelled to create a page featuring a listing from my online store that was deemed offensive. I have since removed it, but feel it would be a travesty not to have a record of this misunderstood piece of satire. And satire it is, in the truest Jonathan Swift sense. For posterity’s sake, here it is.

Miss Heather

Jihadi Kitty

When the opportunity affords itself, I set aside time to tackle some of life’s more vexatious questions. The list of questions laid before me is quite long and includes:

* Where is the godd**ned remote?
* Why can’t my husband put his dirty clothes in the laundry hamper?
* What did I do to deserve this?
* Why doesn’t Sanrio make a Islamic fundamentalist Hello Kitty doll? I have seen French Hello Kitties, Brazilian Hello Kitties, even Hello Kitties dressed up like The Statue of Liberty, but alas, there was no gun-toting, Koran-quoting, burqa-wearing Hello Kitty to be found anywhere!

Until today.

I decided that if such a doll didn’t exist, it should, and set forth with my 20+ years sewing experience to make this happen. The results were so glorious that I feel compelled to help others achieve the dream of having his/her very own Jihadi Kitty.

The deal is this: You provide me a Hello Kitty plush doll and I’ll custom-tailor a burqa to conceal her shameful body parts. I’ll even toss in a gun or make her a suicide bomber (obviously not using real explosives) if you wish.

Have a Badtz Maru or other plush laying around that you want transformed into an Islamic extremist? NO PROBLEM. I’ll make him (or her) over as Osama bin Laden, Muqtada al-Sadr, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi. Whatever you want.

Obviously, I will have handle your requests on a case-by-case basis, but if you have a 9″ Hello Kitty plush (like what is featured here) the Burqa will cost you $25.00. Add $5.00 for suicide bombers or additional weaponry.

P.S.: Live outside of the USA? Contact me and we’ll see what I can do for you in regards to shipping and logistics.

(Supplemental photos follow)


JK with Gertrude Stein

JK at Sanrio NYC