Gaga had a dress made from her, Avril Lavigne wrote a song about her and Katy Perry is obsessed with her. Who are we talking about? Hello Kitty, duh. Celebrating her 40th birthday (gurl look good!), Kits is on a whirlwind tour of the globe. But – hold your Hello Kitty shaped landline for just one hot minute – things aren’t what they seem. Here are three facts about the legend that will rock your cat-shaped world…
- She is not a cat. The LA Times has reported that Hello Kitty expert (amaze), anthropologist and Harvard boffin Christine Yano, was quickly corrected by Kitty manufacturer Sanrio when she referred to the Kitster in a book she was writing as a 'cat' – and that she is, in fact, a little girl. 'Kitty may be your friend but she is not a cat and she is never on all fours,' Yano says, corrected. FYI she also has a pet cat of her own called Charmmy Kitty. But what about the whiskers, bae?
- She is British. In fact she lives 'just outside of London' (we love the specificity), her full name is Kitty White, she is 'the height of five apples', she is a Scorpio and she loves apple pie.
- She has a sister. Kitty White is an eight-year-old schoolgirl AND she has a twin sister. Mind. Blown.
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