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    Hello Kitty Is Not a Cat: Katy Perry, Ryan Seacrest and More React to the Shocking, Shocking News

    Hello Kitty, Katy Perry, Ryan Seacrest NBC, FOX, Sanrio

    We're still recovering from the news that everyone's favorite feline cartoon character Hello Kitty is not—we repeat not!—a cat. In fact, the 40-year-old Sanrio-created character isn't even Japanese, she's British!

    Sanrio confirmed the shocking news yesterday by saying, "Hello Kitty is not a cat, she's a girl." Lies!

    Needless to say, fans we're overwhelmed by the life-changing news. Many celebs even took to Twitter to react to the news.

    "IT'S OKAY HELLO KITTY FANS, KITTY PURRY IS A CAT," Katy Perry wrote on Twitter.

    PICS: Inappropriate toys for children

    Katy Perry, Hello Kitty, Saturday Night Live NBC

    Ryan Seacrest also tweeted, "Has anyone alerted @AvrilLavigne to this hello kitty news?"

    "Hello Kitty is a cat. She has whiskers and a cat nose," Josh Groban added. "Girls don't look like that. Stop this nonsense."

    Comedian Billy Eichner wrote, "Finding out Hello Kitty is not a cat is Taylor Swift 's holocaust."

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