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08-31-2011, 03:39 PM

Kansas State University recently introduced EcoKat, a special mascot to promote environmental causes -- and the fans are not thrilled. The Kansas City Star reported that, on Twitter, the #ecokat hashtag suggests considerable dislike, and that a #fakeecokat has also emerged on Twitter. Among recent tweets: "#EcoKat makes me want to leave my porch light on 24hours and drive two blocks to the gas station for a pack of gum," "EcoKat: The worst idea since the Power Towel" and from a University of Kansas fan "MY GOD. What is #kstate thinking? And you ask why you get made fun of ... #EcoKat. Please never change."

What have they come up with and how bad is it?

http://www.k-state.edu/ecokat/images/ecokat-willie.jpg (http://www.k-state.edu/ecokat/images/ecokat-willie.jpg)

The cat head mascot is Willie the Wildcat, which is the school's regular sports mascot. EcoKat is the lady: "played by a K-State student who auditioned for the role. Dressed in a costume made of 90 percent repurposed materials.