Ever since the tragic shooting of a three year old in Greenville, the media anti gun has frenzy over Pink Guns reach levels of pure insanity as if they are a clear and present danger to children. Noting can be father for the truth. Worst is even Hello Kitty has been unjustly brought into the news as reporters simply Google the first Hello Kitty gun image without any further research, slapped it to a story, and proclaimed Sanrio is licensing Hello Kitty guns. Even the Wall Street Journal a paper I had some but now less respect had jumped on the Hell Kitty gun frenzy. A simple search n call to Sanrio Inc. would prove that Sanrio is licensing guns is false. Finally Kitty had enough
Statement from Sanrio 3/06/2013
Sanrio®, the owner of the Hello Kitty® property, wishes to correct the gross misconceptions cast by recent media reports suggesting that we are involved in the manufacture or sale of Hello Kitty guns. Sanrio has not and will not authorize the manufacture or sale of any gun or firearm and does not condone the use of our intellectual property for the purposes of marketing such merchandise.
Any firearm and/or image featured in these stories was customized and/or digitally manipulated without authorization to include Sanrio’s Hello Kitty copyrighted images and trademarks. Such actions constitute copyright infringement, trademark infringement and dilution. Sanrio’s attorneys will take appropriate legal action against anyone who is manufacturing, selling or displaying such products.
By the way the Wall Street Journal had issue a correction: “Correction: Sanrio, owner of the Hello Kitty property, has never authorized the use of the Hello Kitty character on firearms or other weapons. In early editions of the March 7 Journal, an op-ed on guns that look like toys mistakenly referred to the Hello Kitty character in that context. “
I wonder I helped thing along and posted a copy of the press release in the WSJ’s Comment section. If so this is my first newspaper paper takedown.