“Mom loves her Jesus Christmas present and I’m not sure how to get out of this thing alive when she figures out.”
A Utah man gave his parents a large portrait of Hollywood film star Ewan McGregor as Star Wars‘ Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi saying it was Jesus Christ for Christmas and is now dreading the day his mother finds out the truth. His mother continues to believe the image is of Jesus Christ.
The Utah man, who asked to be identified only as Ryan as per his request posted a video of his mother unwrapping the prank gift on YouTube. His parents actively participate in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. They are not avid movie watchers which explains why his prank succeeded in the first place. Ryan has removed the video from YouTube. However, he did share an image and remorse of his ‘Jesus Kenobi’ shenanigan that now hangs in his parents home saying “I’ve made a huge mistake. Mom loves her Jesus Christmas present and I’m not sure how to get out of this thing alive when she figures out.”
Ryan told the media his parents, at best, passively watch movies and are not much interested in the Star Wars universe. He said they failed to make the connection between the portrait and the movie series even though they have seen him watching the Star Wars film anthology. According to him, paintings of Jesus was always abounded in his home and thus thinking of such a prank to pull off came naturally. His inspiration came from a joke made by another social media user, who wrote that Jesus Christ and Obi-Wan Kenobi have more than a passing resemblance.
Ryan’s fun, however, may not last that much longer; his post went viral, and his mother has become a little unsure of the portrait. His father was catching on when he told Ryan it “almost looks like Obi-wan Kenobi.” That’s when Ryan came clean to his father who finds it hilarious and is now in cahoots.
Ryan said he’s currently working on an “exit plan” for when his mother finds out. Dad should be ready to run too.