Is Hello Kitty a Cat or a Girl?

The Shocking News is Shared


Zoe Rojo, Secretary

Didn’t we all think that Hello Kitty is a cute white cat with a red bow on her right ear? Many of us have had at least one Hello Kitty themed party when we were below the age of 10. Many of us watched her TV show, some of us just bought Hello Kitty lava lamps when they went to Target.


So first of all, who is Hello Kitty? Hello Kitty is a character created by Sanrio, with whiskers, cute outfits, and her iconic red bow on her right ear. Isn’t she just an adorable cat?


At least, we thought she was a cat. Her creators tell us otherwise. According to Sanrio said, “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. She does have a pet cat of her own, however, and it’s called Charmmy Kitty.”


More shocking news was shared as well. Hello Kitty is not named Hello Kitty, her actual name is Kitty White who lives in London, and has two parents and a twin sister called Mimmy White. 


Hello Kitty looks like a cat! And now she’s a little girl? What? Did this make you rethink your entire childhood if you didn’t know already? 


What do you think about this subject? Do you think she’s still a cat, or do you fully believe that she’s a little girl? Tell me in the comments!