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Hello Kitty Is Not a Cat: She Is a "Personification of a Cat," Say Creators …

Earlier today, numerous websites reported that Hello Kitty is not a cat. That's not only an oversimplification, it's also not quite true. Hello Kitty is a feline—just an anthropomorphic one, Sanrio told Kotaku. The whole 

"She's a cartoon character," Christine R. Yano, anthropologist and curator of the Japanese American National Museum's upcoming Hello Kitty retrospective, told me. "She is a little girl. She is a friend. But she is not a cat. She's never depicted on all

Dear Sanrio,. If you name something "Hello Kitty," and proceed to give it cat ears and cat whisker-looking things, then don't be surprised if people think you have made a cat. I was surprised when I read this story in the LAist: Christine Yano, an

"She's a cartoon character," Christine R. Yano, anthropologist and curator of the Japanese American National Museum's upcoming Hello Kitty retrospective, told me. "She is a little girl. She is a friend. But she is not a cat. She's never depicted on all

Hello Kitty is one of the most easily recognizable characters in the history of modern culture. She's the smileless (well, mouthless) Mona Lisa. And this year, she's turning 40 (just two years until Esquire can deem her bangable) 

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