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: