15 Best Reactions to the News That Hello Kitty Is Actually Not a Cat
The world was rocked Wednesday by the news that beloved Hello Kitty is actually not a cat … she’s a third-grader named Kitty White who is a Scorpio and counts her mom’s homemade apple pie as her favorite food. (Yes, really.)
The shocking and seriously random factoid came about after anthropologist Christine R. Yano was tasked by the L.A. Times to look more into the 40-year-old character as she prepares to take the city by storm.
Not only will there be a Hello Kitty retrospective at the Japanese American National Museum (for which Yano is the curator) beginning October 11, but over the October 30 weekend is the first-ever Kitty Con.
Although the news created a firestorm of emotions — mostly from people whose youth was entirely blown apart by this revelation — there were some reactions that managed to turn our frowns upside down.
Check out our 15 favorite tweets:
IT’S OKAY HELLO KITTY FANS, KITTY PURRY IS A CAT.
— KATY PERRY (@katyperry) August 28, 2014
We can confirm, Snoopy IS a dog.
— PEANUTS (@Snoopy) August 27, 2014
I mean, if Hello Kitty isn’t really a cat…I’m honestly starting to wonder about Dr. Dre’s credentials.
— NotKennyRogers (@NotKennyRogers) 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
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
So Hello Kitty isn’t a cat. I can get over that. But if you tell me Dog the Bounty Hunter isn’t a dog I’M OUT.
— Grace Helbig (@gracehelbig) August 28, 2014
Can’t wait for Hello Kitty to get her period.
— billy eichner (@billyeichner) August 28, 2014
I’m less concerned with Hello Kitty not being a cat and more concerned with why she’s been held back in third grade for 40 years.
— Ari Scott (@ariscott) August 28, 2014
Hello Kitty is not a cat. Fear not, friends. I will ALWAYS be marshmallow.
— Stay Puft (@staypuft) August 28, 2014
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie couldn’t even let Hello Kitty have one day.
— Anne T. Donahue (@annetdonahue) August 28, 2014
let’s just meet in the middle and call hello kitty a furry
— Mitch Grassi (@mitchgrassi) August 28, 2014
Finding out Hello Kitty isn’t a cat is like that time in college when I found out girls don’t have adam’s apples.
— Jeff Dwoskin (@bigmacher) August 28, 2014
Dogs writing in a Hello Kitty diary, “Your life is a lie.”
— Dogs doing things (@dogsdoingthings) August 28, 2014
Hello Kitty is Banksy.
— Jensen Karp (@JensenClan88) August 28, 2014
So happy that Hello Kitty and I can finally be married.
— Ken Jennings (@KenJennings) August 28, 2014