You know who Hello Kitty is because you're a person who lives on Earth.
But get ready, because EVERYTHING YOU THOUGHT YOU KNEW IS ABOUT TO CHANGE.
Hello Kitty is not actually a cat. She's a human girl.
So, Christine R. Yano, an anthropologist at the University of Hawaii, is currently curating a Hello Kitty exhibit at the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles.
Yano was corrected by Sanrio after the company proofread her texts for the exhibit, in which she described the famous character, naturally, as a cat.
So ALLEGEDLY, Hello Kitty is actually a human British girl named Kitty White with her own backstory.