Hello Kitty is not a cat?
I am the one who really like Hello Kitty, so most areas of my bedroom are full of the collectable Hello Kitty dolls and Hello Kitty figurines which I always receive from my family and friends on my Birthday. Last month, I talked to my friend about the new Sanrio Hello Kitty House Bangkok that was located at Siam Square One. No sooner had we saw the pictures on Instagram, we decided to go there immediately.
Two weeks after that, the news went viral that Hello Kitty is not a cat, but is actually a third grade girl from London. Growing up as a Sanrio fan as a little girl, I was quite shocked to hear the news about Hello Kitty. It didn’t make any sense to me, since she like a cat with her ears and her whiskers, I always assume that she was a cat.
LA Time News reported that Christine R Yano, an anthropologist from the University of Hawaii, has spent years studying the Hello Kitty phenomenon and even she didn’t know, She was preparing a script for a Hello Kitty exhibition at the Japanese American National Museam in LA, and Sanrio very firmly pointed out that Hello Kitty is not a cat. She’s a cartoon character. She is a little girl. She is a friend. But she is not a cat. She’s never depicted on all fours. She walks and sits like a two-legged creature.It is a handred percent personified character. The design takes the motif of a cat, but there is no element of a cat in Hello Kitty’s setting. Her real name is Kitty White, he explained, and she was born in southern England on November the first,1974. She is a Scorpio and blood type A. She has a twin sister, Minny White, and lives in an unnamed suburb of London with father George and mother Mary, according to her profile on the web. Despite her whiskers and pointy ears, just like the rest of her family, Kitty has her own pet that is a cat named Charmmy Kitty. Her life story has always been there, the spokesman said, adding the personification is meant to make her fans feel closer to the character as a friend.
Although this news surprised me and everyone else around the world, I found the truth nobody told me what Hello Kitty is. A little cat is just my own opinion since I was young. At this moment, no matter who she really is, she will be my favorite cartoon character forever.
Edited by Lookpla and Damkerng (P’Ice)