This is the news that has SHOCKED, SHOCKED the world, I'll tell you. Late afternoon yesterday, it was revealed that Hello Kitty isn't a cat after all, but an actual GIRL! Yup, the iconic cat-looking character is a little British girl who is in third grade and lives outside of London. She does have a pet cat though, named Charmmy Kitty.

This bomb was dropped when the creator of Hello Kitty, Sanrio, went to visit a Los Angeles art exhibit about Hello Kitty. The curator of the exhibit was going over copy points with the creator and was sorely mistaken when she referenced Hello Kitty as a cat.

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.”

AHHHHHHHH BUT WHY DOES THE LITTLE BRITISH GIRL HAVE WHISKERS!? RIDDLE ME THAT!!

just too... confusing... and life changing...

strange world we live in, folks!