Hello Kitty is not a cat - Sanrio's Shocker
I was shocked this morning to find out that Hello Kitty is not a cat. She is a British school-girl who lives just outside London!! Errr WHAT?! Her name is Kitty White, she looks like a cat, but is not a cat, she is called Kitty and has cat's ears and whiskers but she is not a cat!
This was certainly not made clear when I was growing up with Hello Kitty merchandise coming out my eyeballs!
Sanrio, the company behind Hello Kitty revealed this news to Christine Yano, an anthropologist and the curator of an upcoming exhibit on Hello Kitty in LA; who like the rest of the world had also assumed Hello Kitty is a kitty.
"I was corrected — very firmly. That’s one correction Sanrio made for my script for the show. Hello Kitty is not a cat. She’s a cartoon character. She is a little girl. She is a friend. But she is not a cat. She’s never depicted on all fours. She walks and sits like a two-legged creature. She does have a pet cat of her own, however, and it’s called Charmmy Kitty."
Thank you to Sanrio for waiting 40 years to make this important fact clear to the world. As we are getting this all out in the open, here are some more things you probably didn't know about Hello Kitty...
1. She is as tall as 5 apples but as heavy as 3
2. She dreams one day of becoming a pianist or maybe even a poet
3. Her Mama is called Mary White and Her Papa is called George White. They also look like cats but are not cats.
4. She loves Mama's apple pie best of all
Mind successfully blow!