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El Mando And Yodito Are The Latino Versions Of The Baby Yoda Memes We Didn’t Know We Needed

Jennifer Lopez was stopped on the red carpet to get her response to Internet sensation Baby Yoda, and, after being initially caught off guard, she told Variety that she, in fact, likes Baby Yoda. If you’re Latino and, so far, you’ve just “liked” all the Baby Yoda hype and memes, let us be the first to introduce you to the Latinized series of Baby Yoda – “Yodito.” Lil’ Yodito can be found listening to Daddy Yankee or “Despacito,” no matter how many times The Mandalorian, known by the Latino Internet as ‘Papi Mando,’ turns off the radio to their spaceship. Yodito uses VapoRub, and sips tea when their abuelita asks them about ‘el novio.’ 

Yodito sees us, and we hope J.Lo sees Lil’ Yodito in all their glory.

The verdict is still out on whether J.Lo actually knows what Baby Yoda is.

CREDIT: @VARIETY / TWITTER

The Variety reporter stopped Lopez on the red carpet of the 2019 IFP Gotham Awards at Cipriani Wall Street in New York to ask her if she’s “seen Baby Yoda.” Confusion washed over her face as she asked, “Baby Yoda? No.” The reporter tells the Nuyorican “Hustlers” producer and actress that she “has to see Baby Yoda.” She turns to someone else to ask, “What’s Baby Yoda?” As the woman begins to break down Baby Yoda to J.Lo, her glowing face breaks into a smile and she laughingly says, “Oh yes I have seen it. I like Baby Yoda. Baby Yoda’s amazing.”

For those of you who don’t live on the Internet, Baby Yoda is a character in Disney +’s The Mandalorian, a series set in the Star Wars universe. What the Internet calls “Baby Yoda” is scripted as “The Child,” who is the same species as Yoda, but appears as a small toddler, who has yet to speak a single word. The Child is actually a beautifully designed puppet, and the Mandalorian takes to him or her immediately. The Mandalorian, often called “Mando” by the other characters he meets, protects The Child in a quirky, loveable relationship. Since The Child’s appearance on Disney +, a Baby Fever has taken hold of the Internet.

On the Latino Internet, it’s more like Papi Mando taking care of Yodito with all the ways our parents took care of us.

CREDIT: @LATINXGEEKS / TWITTER

On Latino Twitter, Mando takes care of Baby Yoda with the age-old panacea of VapoRub and that magical poem that almost always ended in a tickle fight: “Sana, sana, colita de rana…” The fact that the English-speaking world is calling The Mandalorian “Mando,” has people like Aaron Duran pointing out via Twitter that “Mando = Armando and he is clearly a space tío. Yodito shall be canon. This is the way.” Other people are asking, “Is it Yodito or Yodita? I don’t want to assume the babies’ gender.” To clarify, Yodito is already 50 years old, but simply has the appearance of a baby. 

All we know is that we agree with @LatinGeeks: “Baby Yodito is truly one of us.”

CREDIT: @LATINXGEEKS / TWITTER

Tío Mando is letting Yodito learn his own lessons and letting him try Flamin’ Hot Cheetos. It’s what all our tíos told us when we wanted to try a sip of their Patron, also. “El Mando y Yodito is my favorite novela,” tweeted Latinx Geeks. 

Just yesterday, Julián Castro tweeted a photo of Yodito sipping Lipton tea alongside some political tea: “If the Democratic Party wants a field that’s representative of its members and its voters, it probably shouldn’t have two states as white as Iowa and New Hampshire vote first every year,” Castro retweeted Nate Silver. In fact, Yodito is trending even higher than most 2020 Democratic presidential candidates, according to Axios.

Yup, Yodito has their own extremely miniature esclava.

CREDIT: @LATINXGEEKS / TWITTER

Yeah, but when is Mando piercing Yodito’s ears? It’s long overdue,” Enrique Rea asked. Another Yodito fan posited that Yodito probably smells like that Royal Violets cheap perfume our mamis subjected us to as infants. As the Internet began asking what Baby Yoda’s first word will be, Latino Internet definitively answered. Yodito’s first world will be “Papi.” *cries*

Yodito is also probably “gay as hell.”

CREDIT: @LATINXGEEKS / TWITTER

*sips tea* I feel so seen. Thank you @LatinxGeeks for making Yodito uniquely belonging to Latinos. We think that J.Lo needs to meet Yodito to move past her mere like-dom for Baby Yoda. Yodito is the most loveable muñeco lindo on the Internet right now.

READ: Disney Finally Gave Us A Trailer Of Pedro Pascal As A Bounty Hunter In ‘Star Wars’ Series ‘The Mandalorian’

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Pedro Pascal ‘Breaks The Internet’ With Red Carpet Look And This Is Why We Love Him

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Pedro Pascal ‘Breaks The Internet’ With Red Carpet Look And This Is Why We Love Him

With everything going on in the world it can be easy to get distracted, or even fall out of the 24/7 news cycle. But every once in awhile there’s something so good and so wonderful that you can’t help but to get sucked back in. And this time it was Pedro Pascal – star of The Mandalorian and Wonder Woman 1984 – that had all the Internet talking after his recent appearance at the BAFTAs.

Pedro Pascal presented at this year’s BAFTAs and looked great doing it!

On Sunday, the British Academy of Film hosted the 2021 BAFTA Awards. Among the presenters were Mandalorian and Wonder Woman 1984 star, Pedro Pascal.

The Mandalorian and Narcos star presented the award for Best Foreign Film which went to the Danish movie, Another Round. But Pascal’s fans had one thing on their mind – and it wasn’t the award he was presenting.

Like several presenters before him, Pascal put his own spin on the black tie event by leaving his tie at home. As reported by GQ, the Wonder Woman 1984 star was dressed in a Prada tuxedo coat, which he paired with a white shirt, fitted suit trousers, and slick black shoes. Combined with his messy hair, his glasses, and that smile, it proved a rather intoxicating mix.

The former Game of Thrones actor has a loyal fan base, and they immediately took to social media to share their thoughts about Pascal’s BAFTA appearance.

Many pointed out he was a living, talking, walking thirst trap.

There were plenty who took to Twitter to express their absolute thirst of this man.

Another fan embraced his quirky beauty!

One Twitter user was going gaga for their ‘king,’ “Our king, @PedroPascal1, has a bald patch in his beard & stands pigeon toed & he’s so beautiful & loved. You don’t have to be perfect to be beautiful. In fact, perfection is impossible to fulfill. Your imperfections are what make you beautiful. Be proud of them. You are loved.”

For many, it came down to that award-winning smile.

I mean you can’t deny the guy has a great smile.

But Pascal wasn’t the only one at the BAFTAs. Hugh Grant also gave a classically Hugh Grant speech about Ang Lee, and BAFTA Rising Star winner Bukky Bakray paid tribute to those who died in the past year in a moving speech that belied the newcomer’s age. And the likes of Nomadland and Promising Young Woman scooped up major prizes.

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Daisy Ridley Claps Back at Ted Cruz After He Subtly Insulted Her ‘Star Wars’ Character

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Daisy Ridley Claps Back at Ted Cruz After He Subtly Insulted Her ‘Star Wars’ Character

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It seems like Ted Cruz can’t stay away from the spotlight. On the heels of a very public* scandal, Cruz is now drumming up some more controversy for himself. But now he’s inserting himself into some pre-existing drama.

This time, Rafael Cruz decided to share his opinion on a recent dispute in the Star Wars universe. Yes, you read that right.

Ted Cruz–who has had his fair share of celebrity feuds— decided to pick a fight with Star Wars actress, Daisy Ridley.

The drama started when Cruz tweeted about the ongoing conflict between Disney and “The Mandalorian” actress, Gina Carano.

As background, Disney fired Carano from the hit show after she shared various controversial, far-right opinions on social media. Her posts included anti-mask rhetoric, Q-Anon conspiracies, and promoting false election fraud rumors. Oh, and she also compared being a conservative in Hollywood to being a Jew in Nazi Germany.

Since Carano’s firing, many conservative figures have publicly come to her defense. One of them being Ted Cruz.

Recently, Rafael tweeted out: “Texan Gina Carano broke barriers in the Star Wars universe: not a princess, not a victim, not some emotionally tortured Jedi. She played a woman who kicked ass & who girls looked up to. She was instrumental in making Star Wars fun again. Of course Disney canceled her.”

For those who aren’t well versed in the Star Wars universe, Cruz’s tweet seemed to be throwing subtle shade at the character of Rey–a female Jedi in the most recent Star Wars trilogy. Sure, you could call Rey “emotionally tortured”…or you could call her a normal person who expresses normal feelings. *Shrug*

Anyway, Daisy Ridley–the actress who played Rey–soon caught wind of the diss when an interviewer brought it to her attention.

The interviewer than asked if Ridley had any response to her character being classified as an “emotionally tortured Jedi”.At first, Ridley seemed visibly surprised that Cruz shaded her character. But she quickly regained her composure–as well as her wit.

“I am very happy to be an emotionally tortured Jedi who doesn’t leave their state when it’s having a terrible time,” she quipped.

Looks like Cruz had to learn the hard way not to mess with the Force.

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