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Hello Kitty. The adorable pop culture icon many of us grew up with (and are still growing up with). The ears, the whiskers on her face (or what look like whiskers anyway), the fact that she has no fingers, and ya know, that her name is Hello KITTY - all of these facts led us to believe that HK was a cat. But we were SO wrong all this time. So, so wrong.

Sanrio recently revealed that Hello Kitty - real name Kitty White - is NOT cat. 

"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." 


When the shocking news hit the internet, everyone, including some of your favorite celebs shared their reactions via social media. Check it out:

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