By now you’ve already heard the earth-shattering news that sent Hello Kitty lovers into a spin.
Just in case you have been living under a rock, Sanrio, the creators of Hello Kitty, just made this astounding comment:
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.
Yes, the favorite feline-looking character that the world had fallen in love with since 1974 has been confirmed by her maker that she’s really not a cat. She’s in fact a human British girl named Kitty White with her own backstory:
She is a Scorpio. She loves apple pie. And she is the daughter of George and Mary White.
Here are 20 purr-fect responses to the purr-turbing news, as seen on Twitter.
I just got off stage to find out that Hello Kitty is not a cat. This is worse than finding out Pluto is not a planet.
— Mike Shinoda (@mikeshinoda) August 28, 2014
— Harper Seven Beckham (@ihateposh) August 28, 2014
"We would ask Hello Kitty for comment, but she doesn’t have a mouth." #hellokittyisnotacat
— Wendy Lester (@WendyWings) August 28, 2014
IT'S OKAY HELLO KITTY FANS, KITTY PURRY IS A CAT.
— KATY PERRY (@katyperry) August 28, 2014
— CNN (@CNN) August 28, 2014
Hello Kitty just got way weirder than it actually is now that she's a cat shaped human.
— Nicole Bozzani (@Nicolebozzani) August 28, 2014
I bet Avril Lavigne feels awkward that she now has a song about calling a little girl so pretty. #hellokitty
— Colin Surname (@colincidence) August 28, 2014
This is not a cat. This is an image of a cat. We have now entered The Matrix. #HelloKitty
— Andrea Romano (@theandrearomano) August 28, 2014
Today I learned that Hello Kitty is not a cat. My life is all a lie. Next you will tell me Goofy is not a dog. http://t.co/8E97wydi8w
— mrbrown (@mrbrown) August 28, 2014
I'm less concerned with Hello Kitty not being a cat and more concerned with why she's been held back in third grade for 40 years.
— Ari Scott (@ariscott) August 28, 2014
Hello Kitty is a girl. This means I am a cat.
— armi millare (@armimillare) August 28, 2014
I thought it looked obvious that Hello Kitty wasn't a cat. pic.twitter.com/65kkOgD0Kn
— Jamie DMJ (@JamieDMJ) August 28, 2014
First, you tell me Hello Kitty isn't a real kitty. Next you'll tell me that sponges don't live in pineapples under the sea.
— Mark Campbell (@MrWordsWorth) August 28, 2014
“Once we found out Hello Kitty wasn’t a cat we lost faith in humanity and decided to get married” – Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie
— samir mezrahi (@samir) August 28, 2014
Not surprised about Hello Kitty. Tired of cats acting like they're people. Sitting on chairs. Not sharing their water.
— Honest Toddler (@HonestToddler) August 28, 2014
— Mr Owl (@MrOwl) August 28, 2014
Hello Kitty is not a cat? Shocking. Next, we'll learn the Affordable Care Act isn't affordable.
— Razor (@hale_razor) August 28, 2014
Nyan Cat will never betray you and tell you it's not a cat. Nyan Cat is 100% cat! #hellokittyisnotacat
— Nyan Cat (@NyanCat) August 28, 2014
Bin Laden died thinking Hello Kitty was a cat. Burn!
— NotKennyRogers (@NotKennyRogers) August 29, 2014
How did you and your friends react when you first heard the news? Was it of shock or denial? Share these funny responses with others below!