If Hello Kitty is not a cat, what is?

For many years we have seen Kitty as a cute cat, but now the truth has been uncovered and more than one follower of this character today crashed into reality.

The story started innocently until Christine R. Yanoan anthropologist at the University of Hawaii, dropped the bomb and delved much deeper into the phenomenon Hello Kitty. «This is a correction from Sanrio on my script for the show,» Yano told the L.A. Times.

“Hello Kitty is not a cat. She is a cartoon character. She is a girl. She is a friend. But she is not a cat. She has never been depicted on all fours. She walks and sits like a two-legged creature. However, she has a pet cat, and her name is Charmmy Kitty.”


The news reached everywhere, including backstage after the concert of link park at the Minnesota State Fair.

“I just got off stage to find out that Hello Kitty is not a cat. This is worse than finding out Pluto isn’t a planet,» the clearly shocked tweeted. mike shinoda.

For those who don’t know, Hello Kitty is an international superstar introduced to the world in 1974 by the Japanese company Sanrio. Over the past 40 years, her button nose has appeared on a dazzling array of merchandise, generating billions of dollars for the company.

Until now, her pointed ears and whiskers gave her legion of fans the distinct impression that she was feline.


Summing up the disbelief, @jkltoraay tweeted: «Can’t say Hello Kitty isn’t a cat after 40 years when no human being has whiskers and pointy ears and a little yellow nose.»

For some, the news raises more questions than answers.

“I’ve been kicking around for the last few hours trying to figure out how Hello Kitty isn’t a cat. How is it possible? What does it mean?” asked @NotKennyRogers on Twitter.

Users were quick to update Kitty’s Wikipedia entry, which now reads: «She has the appearance of a white Japanese bobtail cat with a red bow even though she is actually a girl.»

Singer Katy Perry intervened to try to calm the masses: «Okay Hello Kitty FANS, the purr Kitty IS A CAT.» Her post has been retweeted more than 8,000 times and favorited more than 14,000 times.

Sanrio’s website dedicated to Hello Kitty clearly states that Hello Kitty is a «cheerful and happy girl… who lives in London with her mother (Mary White), her father (George White), and her twin sister Mimmy.»

Yes, Hello Kitty is also British.

For the record, Kitty’s birthday is November 1st, she likes to bake and make pancakes, origami, and eat apple pie.

His favorite phrase is «You can never have too many friends.»

She may have missed a few today.

Source: CNN