Parents across the nation are making their children look like a popular character from Disney’s T.V. series The Mandalorian. They hope that like the character, their children will be popular with other children and protected by adults. The show features a baby Yoda-like creature that is accepted and embraced by strange children and adults wherever it goes.
The character has caught on with the American public. “We live in a society that is more accepting of animals and aliens than our fellow human beings.” says Sociologist Dr. Wenitra T Tirrem. “Parents know that the more their children look like an alien or fictitious creature, the more they will be valued by other people”.
“None of the kids would play with my son at daycare” said Minnie Gillitte, who gave her son a Baby Yoda makeover. “I also think he’d go for long periods of time without his diaper being changed by staff. When I dyed his skin green and made his ears look pointy, all of the kids started playing with him. The staff not only changed his diapers, they also bought him clothes because they thought he was so cute.”
Long term effects from dyeing children’s skin or deforming their ears isn’t known. Parents say it’s worth it for now. “He’s popular and gets lots of attention, I feel I’ve done my job as a mom.”