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Not a Cat by JammyScribbler Not a Cat by JammyScribbler
Breaking News: Hello Kitty is not a cat but is still 100% adorable

Kind of jumping on the bandwagon after last week (during celebrations of her 40th anniversary) Sanrio announced that Kitty is in fact not a cat and is instead 'just a little girl'. This is confusing the hell out of a lot of people but I think it's being taken too literally. She's not an actual cat (she actually has a pet cat of her own called Charmmy) but an anthropomorphisation of one - the same way as Mickey being an anthropomorphised mouse but not actually being a mouse. If you look at the Wiki page, her official species is listed as 'cartoon cat gijinka'. I've always seen her that way anyway, as opposed to an actual cat in a dress, but I find the uproar it's caused very amusing.

So yeah, she's a little girl called Kitty White who lives in London, has a twin called Mimmy, and lives with her parents George and Mary, whether you want to believe it or not. I've never been one for overly-pink stereotypically 'girly' things but there's just some universal appeal about Kitty that makes me love her, both as a cute character and an excellent example of marketing success. Not bad for a little girl from London who's only (quoting the official Sanrio website) 'five apples high'.

Check out one of the many news articles about the recent announcement here: www.timeslive.co.za/lifestyle/…

Kittyy (c) Sanrio/Yuko Shimizu
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Forcesword12 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014
Huh, this is interesting. 83
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JammyScribbler Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Isn't it just? I'm finding the responses much more interesting that the initial statement to be honest, people are getting so outraged by this and it's hilarious
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Forcesword12 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014
Why outraged? O.o It's the artist's decision, not theirs. 8P
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JammyScribbler Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really don't know, a lot of people are just struggling to comprehend that a character with a cat's face isn't actually a cat. Plus they waited 40 years before announcing this xD
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Forcesword12 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014
Even then, it's kinda stupid to be mad over something like this, don't you think? O.o
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JammyScribbler Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
True, but then again people on the internet get upset about pretty much anything and everything.
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Forcesword12 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014
That is too true. XD 
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danitaguty Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Student Filmographer
well, this is indeed confusing.
nice picture by the way 
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JammyScribbler Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It certainly is a little bit perplexing, but just think of her as a fluffy girl with cat ears and whiskers, I suppose. And thanks! :>
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