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Hello Kitty. The adorable pop culture icon many of us grew up with (and are still growing up with). The ears, the whiskers on her face (or what look like whiskers anyway), the fact that she has no fingers, and ya know, that her name is Hello KITTY - all of these facts led us to believe that HK was a cat. But we were SO wrong all this time. So, so wrong.
Sanrio recently revealed that Hello Kitty - real name Kitty White - is NOT cat.
"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."
WHAT?! MIND. BLOWN.
When the shocking news hit the internet, everyone, including some of your favorite celebs shared their reactions via social media. Check it out:
IT'S OKAY HELLO KITTY FANS, KITTY PURRY IS A CAT.— KATY PERRY (@katyperry) August 28, 2014
Has anyone alerted @AvrilLavigne to this hello kitty news?— Ryan Seacrest (@RyanSeacrest) August 28, 2014
I just got off stage to find out that Hello Kitty is not a cat. This is worse than finding out Pluto is not a planet.— Mike Shinoda (@mikeshinoda) August 28, 2014
GOD IM SO CONFLICTED ABOUT THIS INFORMATION WHAT AM I GOING TO DO NOW— Mike Shinoda (@mikeshinoda) August 28, 2014
Hello Kitty is a cat. She has whiskers and a cat nose. Girls don't look like that. Stop this nonsense.— josh groban (@joshgroban) August 27, 2014
Just found out Hello Kitty isn't a cat. Can't go on man. Changes everything. 😂😂😂🙅🐯 pic.twitter.com/G2aUx4JRFN— Ben McLemore (@BenMcLemore) August 28, 2014
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