A group of Katie Holmes fans are rallying together in the hopes of ending her romance with TOM CRUISE - by donning a range of 'Free Katie' merchandise.

Holmes, 26, and 42-year-old Cruise went public with their romance last month (MAY05), and have since been very open about their affection for one another.

And while critics brand the high-profile relationship a publicity stunt, Los Angeles artist and graphic designer SHEILA CAMERON has created a range of Free Katie T-shirts.

Cameron says, "People love Katie Holmes. There's that hope that she's not over in the head."

A posting on the website FREEKATIE.NET reads, "McLAUGHLIN CAMERON DESIGNS invites you to join the movement to liberate Katie, a young, gifted, actress held captive by forces we may never understand. Even one summer of captivity is too long for one so bright!

"Don't turn away. Your indifference makes you part of the problem. Talk to your children, join in community support groups and please show your support by wearing your Free Katie Gear!"

But Holmes is refusing to pay attention to the backlash, explaining, "I don't really care what people say. We're so happy and there's so many people that are happy for us and it's great."

10/06/2005 03:08