Daisy Ridley Reacts to Baby Yoda's Controversial Egg Eating in The Mandalorian

By Andrew Gilman Posted:
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Kids like to eat. A lot. Despite being 50 years old, Baby Yoda is in fact still a kid, and for a little one he's got quite the appetite. From devouring local frogs on various worlds to attempting to eat Din Djarin's mythosaur medallion, the first season showed us this. But Season 2 dialed things up to a new level when the kid discovered eggs.

The Child eating several of Frog Lady's unfertilized eggs has somehow turned into a controversy, with some going so far as to characterize it as genocide. Others found the moments to be harmless gags and, naturally, debates have ensued. When asked for her take, a prominent Star Wars actress revealed her position on the gripping crisis...


In an interview with IGN , actress Daisy Ridley came out in full support for Baby Yoda and objected to the attempted cancellations of the kid:

"Oh, cancel culture... Look, Mando’s gotta eat, [Baby] Yoda's got to get strong. That's just that."

In Ridley's mind, it was a win for all parties involved:

"No, I'm like, 'Yoda, do your thing.' The creature [Frog Lady] got to be where she needed to be with the eggs. It's all good. It was beautiful."


The legend of Baby Yoda continues to surge, and with his ascent comes firm supporters and detractors. A creature is most vulnerable when in its element, and mealtime for the Child has now become a critical point of attack. Fortunately for the baby, another Star Wars figure was prepared to defend amidst the open season.

All joking aside, the debate about Baby Yoda's morality over a few eggs is pretty ridiculous, with some of the more outrageous criticisms being genuine. Just let the boy eat! Daisy Ridley is right, the kid's gotta get strong if he's going to become a Jedi one day.

It's cool to see members of the Star Wars family supporting the other projects, and The Mandalorian makes it easy to do so. Ridley has been a great ambassador for the franchise - good relations with the fans, she has. Should another crisis of this magnitude arise, we can all rest assured that there's at least one expert we can turn to to settle the debate.

For a Jedi, it is time to eat as well.

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