Hello Kitty Is Not a Cat

Hello Kitty Is not a cat
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You might want to sit down for this. Sanrio, the company that owns the beloved 40-year-old Hello Kitty character, says that despite her name (and whiskers), she’s not a feline. "She is a little girl. She is a friend. But she is not a cat,” Christine R. Yano, an anthropologist with the University of Hawaii who is curator of a Hello Kitty retrospective at the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles, told the Los Angeles Times. Yano said she knows this because she referred to the character as a cat in the texts she was preparing for the exhibit, which opens in October, and was “very firmly” corrected by Sanrio. — Read it at Fox News


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