• United States
10 Feb 07
It's obvious why men like Betty. She's very attractive. She also has a real figure, unlike the bone-thin glamor girls of today. She doen't mind showing that figure. You get the impression that she wants to be looked at, and won't be at all offended. Also, she won't let me down by human weakness and scandal. She won't kick her dog. She won't grow old. And she's a cartoon! If a flesh and blood celebrity had Betty's taste in clothes, and Betty's figure, would she be popular with her own gender? But Betty is a cartoon, and obviously a cartoon. She is not a proportional drawing of a human female. Her head is too big, her eyes out of proportion even to her head. She is attractiveness and cuteness taken to an unreal degree, so that it is no longer a threat. She is also, at least in pre-Hays days, a fiesty little piece. Betty doesn't wait around for a man to solve her problems, she sorts them herself. She doesn't have a human boyfriend, nor does she seem to need one, although she has a healthy, straightforward, honest interest in the opposite gender. Or maybe, because she is a cartoon, she gets off with antics that girls would love to try but never do. Boop was standing on top of hot air gratings when Marilyn Monroe was but a child. Post Hays it's not so clear. She is the (unmarried) housewife, the secretary, the waitress. She is the meek, respectable little woman in the background. Her continued popularity with women when men were rapidly losing interest has always puzzled me. It all has to do with Betty's spunky, determination & sassiness!
• United States
24 Mar 07
I am crazy about her. I collect all things that are Betty Boop from clothes to dishes to blankets and all other stuff too. She is awesome. I even share my love for her with my 4 yr. old daughter. Just about a month ago I bought her, her own little Betty Boop shirt. It is her favorite shirt to wear and she goes around telling people that she loves Betty Boop!!!