Hello Kitty is not a Cat, disclosed Sanrio.
For about 40 years, they’ve had us fooled that Hello Kitty was a cat. It turns out that Hello Kitty is not a cat, and that instead, the famous Hello Kitty is supposed to be a British Schoolgirl.
If you think about it this way, then I guess Hello Kitty isn’t as cute as it would have been when we all still knew that she represented a cat.
Hello Kitty is actually a British schoolgirl named Kitty White, said the report. Her origin story includes things such as: She is a Scorpio, she has a twin sister, and their parents are George and Mary White.
“That’s one correction Sanrio made for my script for the show,” she told the Times. “Hello Kitty is not a cat. She’s a cartoon character. She is a little girl. 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.”
Hello Kitty – a “perpetual third-grader” who “lives outside of London” – was created in the 1970s, when the Japanese loved the idea of Britain, Yano said. “It represented the quintessential idealised childhood, almost like a white picket fence. So the biography was created exactly for the tastes of that time.”
On Twitter, singer Josh Groban was among those who reacted strongly to the story, said the Times. He said on Wednesday: “Hello Kitty is a cat. She has whiskers and a cat nose. Girls don’t look like that. Stop this nonsense.”
What are your thoughts about this?
Well, at the end of the day, Hello Kitty is a cat, or at least, made in the image of a cat. One could say, she’s an anthropomorphic cat. 🙂