UPDATE: Sanrio confirms the recent news with the following (simple) comment:
"Hello Kitty is not a cat, she's a girl."
In fact, take a look at her official bio below:
"As tall as five apples, and as heavy as three, Hello Kitty is a bright little girl with a heart of gold. She loves to bake cookies and play the piano, and dreams of one day becoming a pianist or maybe even a poet. She has a gift for music and English, and a soft spot for Mama's apple pie. Hello Kitty and her twin sister Mimmy are the best of friends."
Remember this day, you guys. This is the day we learned that everything we know and hold true in this world is a LIE.
University of Hawaii anthropologist Christine R. Yano, who has been studying the phenomenon that is Hello Kitty for years, has just dropped some bombshells about the iconic character that has been around since 1974. That's right, Hello Kitty, created by the Japanese company Sanrio, is 40 years old and between you and us, it looks she's had some work done. Those ears are totally not natural.
But back to these bombshells. In honor of the big Hello Kitty exhibit coming to the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles followed by the first ever Hello Kitty Con at the LA Museum of Contemporary Art, Yano has revealed some little known facts about the character.