The media making a big whoop de doo over the fact Hello Kitty is not a cat but a perpetual little girl and British third grader. This is something we fan knew all the time. It true she is around nine year old but in other manifestations she is protruded as an adult for example Momobery and Playboy collaborations . If one wants to get technical, she is a anthropomorphic cartoon little girl, a furry. That is how this member of the furry subculture got into collecting Hello Kitty items.