From Sanrio, the makers of Hello Kitty, to Anthropologist Christine R. Yano from the University of Hawaii:
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
What’s next? Rocky and Bullwinkle are not real? What is Snoopy?