Hello Kitty is apparently not a cat according to Sanrio. In other news, Snoopy is confirmed to be a dog.
From the Los Angeles Times
When (anthropologist Christine R.) Yano was preparing her written texts for the (forthcoming Hello Kitty) exhibit at the Japanese American National Museum, she says she described Hello Kitty as a cat. "I was corrected — very firmly," she says. "That's one correction Sanrio made for my script for the show. 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
Shocking news to which the Peanuts gang responded on Twitter:
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