Baby Yoda fans outraged after he commits "genocide" in The Mandalorian season 2

11 November 2020, 11:10

By Sam Prance

Baby Yoda ate some of the last remaining eggs of an endangered frog species in the most recent The Mandalorian episode.

Baby Yoda is coming under fire after he appeared to commit "genocide" in the latest episode of The Mandalorian season 2.

It's no secret that Baby Yoda is an icon. Ever since The Mandalorian debuted in 2019, Stars Wars fans have been obsessed with how cute Baby Yoda is. As well as inspiring countless memes, Baby Yoda has spawned sold-out merch (Baby Yoda is all the rage at Build-A-Bear) and even got the rights to a beauty line (Lucasfilm have trademarked Baby Yoda cosmetics).

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However, with great power comes great responsibility, and the tide is turning on Baby Yoda after his most recent actions.

Baby Yoda fans outraged after he commits "genocide" in The Mandalorian season 2
Baby Yoda fans outraged after he commits "genocide" in The Mandalorian season 2. Picture: Disney+

In The Mandalorian season 2, episode 2, Baby Yoda eats some eggs. They are not just any eggs though. The eggs that Baby Yoda eats are some of the last remaining eggs of an almost extinct alien frog species. In other words, he plays a vital part in killing off an entire species. The Mandalorian plays the scene off as a joke but fans of the show are less than impressed.

One person tweeted: "Me trying to explain to my kid that Baby Yoda eating those eggs isn’t cute, it’s genocide." Another fan added: "I swear to god if baby yoda eats another one of the nice frog lady’s eggs I’m going to burn all my BY merch."

Someone also wrote: "The complexification of Baby Yoda wouldn't be a bad thing. At all! But if we just go back to, "Awww, cute Baby Yoda!" next week... I have real concerns." Prayer for all the people who've named their kids Baby Yoda.

As it stands, Disney+ and the team behind Baby Yoda haven't responded to the backlash. We shall update you if they do.

What do you think? Should Baby Yoda pay for his crimes?