People who can’t handle Hello Kitty not being a cat


By now you’ve already heard the purr-turbing news that beloved character Hello Kitty is not a cat. And then you heard that she is, instead, a British schoolgirl named Kitty White, born to parents George and Mary White.

Then you collected the pieces of your broken childhood to learn that, while she is not a cat, she may also not be a human. And then you heard she is a cartoon, but not a cat still, and actually a motif/personification.

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Then your mind exploded.

So what’s been going on with this adorable feline who once (and maybe still does) graced our notebook covers and bedazzled t-shirts

Christine R. Yano, author of

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