As an artist I am all for artist freedom of expression and interpretation, however when a duck looks like a duck it's a duck. And, when a cat looks like a cat its a cat. Kitty looks like a kitty to me. Now the artist says that Kitty is a girl and Kitty is just the girls name.
"She's never depicted on all fours," Christine R. Yano, an anthropologist with the University of Hawaii who is curator of a Hello Kitty retrospective at the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles in October, told the newspaper. "She is a little girl. She is a friend. But she is not a cat."
You be the judge.