The time gives pride of place to indignation and other scandals for which social networks are the echo chamber. After the controversy surrounding the release of Sacred Witches, is it Baby Yoda's turn to suffer the wrath of his time?
Recently, Robert Zemeckis' new film, Sacred Witches, has come under fire for the supposedly opportunistic and indelicate use the film makes of certain disabilities. A denunciation appeared online, which pushed Warner, but also the actress Anne Hathaway to issue a public apology. A phenomenon that does not fail to annoy a part of the public , clearly back up, both against these manifestations of indignation and against the communication strategies that it generates.
Can we still create freely? Is it possible for artists to express themselves and transgress without suffering the terrible wrath of political correctness? The hour is serious, it seems, so serious that it could well make one of the emblematic characters of The Mandalorian its next victim sacrifici it. Because, as ruthless and revolting as it may seem, since the broadcast of the 2nd episode of season 2 of the series on Disney +, the atrocities of this little green man have heated up the brand of scandal. Attention spoilers!
Eyes in the Eggs
Indeed, the first inspiration of soft toys in the world accompanies, as always, his Mandalorian of adoptive father, who must convey a traveler in search of her husband, so that he fertilizes the eggs she has freshly laid and ensures the viability of their lineage. This character, between reptile and crapoid beast , tries throughout the episode, to protect his eggs, while Baby Yoda tries hard to work them with enthusiasm.
Many internet users were shocked that such an eminently cute and positive character could devour potential living beings without a second thought, in front of their parent who is moreover. From there to claiming the cancellation of Baby Yoda, there is only one step. Fortunately, the producers of The Mandalorian intend not to let the little green guy fall prey to those who accuse him of primary crapophobia. And it was one of them, also creative director, the courageous Phil Szostak, who took up the defense of the pixie with the big ears.
For the record, Chapter 10 of #TheMandalorian makes it clear that the Frog Lady's eggs are unfertilized, like the chicken eggs many of us enjoy. But obviously, chickens aren't sentient beings and the Child eating the eggs is intentionally disturbing, for comedic effect. # StarWars https://t.co/Js51fLpE3C
– Phil Szostak (@PhilSzostak) November 9, 2020
“Let this be clear, Chapter 10 of The Mandalorian makes it clear that the Frog Lady's eggs are not yet fertilized, like the chicken eggs that so many of us eat. But obviously the chickens are not conscious beings and the image of Baby Yoda eating the eggs was intentionally disturbing, for comedic purposes. ”
It remains to be seen whether the Conscious Chicken Defense League will get the ball rolling. Our review of the episode in question is available here.