Baby Yoda has apparently become an LGBT+ icon in Mexico after he replaced the baby Jesus in a festive cake.
Yes, you read that correctly. Baby Yoda, who fast became a pop culture phenomenon – and, of course, a meme – when he first appeared in Star Wars series The Mandalorian in 2019, is now a bona fide queer icon after he got on the wrong side of religious conservatives in Mexico.
The character, officially named Grogu, or The Child, has been adopted by the LGBT+ community after a restaurant in Mexico City decided to reinvent a traditional cake called Rosca de Reyes.
The cake is usually baked with a small figurine of the baby Jesus inside, and it is generally eaten on the Catholic holiday of the Epiphany on 6 January. But Kraneo Foods in Mexico City replaced the figurine of Christ with a model of Baby Yoda instead, Remezcla reports – and some Catholics were not impressed.