Attention Hello Kitty lovers of the world (that very much includes me)!!! The 40-year-old Sanrio character has announced that it is NOT a cat as most people have believed all these years (with whiskers and cat nose), but actually a "little girl". She's also not Japanese, she's BRITISH!! #MINDBLOWN
Celebs like Katy Perry & Ryan Seacrest reacted with tweets like this:
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
Well one thing's for sure, millions of people will continue to love Hello Kitty no matter WHAT she "is".. cat, girl, British or Japanese. She represents more than any of these things.. she represents youth, fun, love, playfulness, innocence and joy… and I have a feeling I'll still love her even when I get old! Do you like Hello Kitty?