Friday, August 29, 2014

Hello Kitty Is Not A Cat, Jollibee Is Not A Bee, McDonald Is Not A Clown

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There's some viral news going around social media and rumor has it that our favorite iconic characters since childhood are not what they seem to be. If the news were true then that's our childhood shattered into itsy-bitsy pieces. If it's merely connected to a campaign to bring about interests, then it's somehow effective.

This revelation was discovered by Hello Kitty scholar, trend expert and anthropologist Christine R. Yano (who wrote a book about Hello Kitty), the cat we know and love is . . . not a cat. “Hello Kitty is not a cat,” Yano says. “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.”

The cartoon's real name is "Kitty White," and she is British with a twin sister, according to a backstory Sanrio and the cartoon's creator, Yuko Shimizu, made about her. She's also a perpetual third-grader.

Sanrio has a lot of explaining to do. After 40 years of collecting the cash of the cat-loving dudes and dudettes out there, they finally revealed in an interview that it is a girl? I haven't read all the details of the news since the headlines may be deceiving, and there are many satire sites out there, but who cares if Hello Kitty is not cat, our equally favorite beagle Snoopy in Peanuts is confirmed as a dog.

But wait is Mickey Mouse not a mouse, Donald not a duck and Goofy not a dog because they walk on all fours? Disney should say something about this too.

Every little girl out there has been collecting Hello Kitty merchandise from t-shirts to pens, from water bottles to notebooks, from backpacks to headbands, most are never complete without that cute and adorable kitty decorating the stuff and other accessories.

But wait a minute, if Hello Kitty is not a cat, then Dear Daniel must also be something else?

Jollibee is definitely not a bee because he loves burgers and fries instead of pollen and nectar. Ronald McDonald is not a clown since the fastfood restaurant was never a circus. Did you also know that there exists a Hello Kitty Party at Jollibee, and that there is a Ronald McDonald themed Hello Kitty plush toy?

Oh, come on little boys and girls, we may have been shocked by the news but please bear in mind that they still remain characters for the imagination. They can be whatever we want them to be!

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