Attention Hello Kitty lovers of the world (that very much includes me)!!! The 40-year-old Sanrio character has announced that it is NOT a cat as most people have believed all these years (with whiskers and cat nose), but actually a "little girl". She's also not Japanese, she's BRITISH!! #MINDBLOWN
Celebs like Katy Perry & Ryan Seacrest reacted with tweets like this:
IT'S OKAY HELLO KITTY FANS, KITTY PURRY IS A CAT.— KATY PERRY (@katyperry) August 28, 2014
Has anyone alerted @AvrilLavigne to this hello kitty news?— Ryan Seacrest (@RyanSeacrest) August 28, 2014
Well one thing's for sure, millions of people will continue to love Hello Kitty no matter WHAT she "is".. cat, girl, British or Japanese. She represents more than any of these things.. she represents youth, fun, love, playfulness, innocence and joy… and I have a feeling I'll still love her even when I get old! Do you like Hello Kitty?
Erica America is a Radio Personality, Television Host and licensed Psychotherapist, LMHC. She can be seen & heard weekly on The World Famous Z100, Nick Radio and 'Dr. Drew On Call' on HLNTV.
Beginning her broadcast career on MTV in 2001 in their VJ competition, Erica later founded celebrity interview website iamericamag.com in 2005, known for unique and edgy video interviews with emerging artists. She hosted videos for Heeb Magazine, was Spin Magazine's Warped Tour Reporter in 2006 and has written for Yellow Rat Bastard Magazine. She has appeared on multiple television shows including Showbiz Tonight, The Dr. Drew Show, Fuse TV (Absolute POP, Trending 10, The F List), and appeared on Sirius Satellite Radio's Howard 101.
Erica graduated from The George Washington University in 2004 with a Bachelor of Science in Business and Communication. She went on to receive a Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling from Brooklyn College and later received her license in Mental Health Counseling. Using both her background in psychology and her intense enthusiasm for everything "pop culture", Erica fuses entertainment and analytic insight as a dynamic television and radio personality.