A Mormon church in Minnesota has seemingly been on the end of a hilarious prank that’s made its way to the headlines of a local news station!
Now, if you’ve ever seen the Star Wars prequels, you’ll be familiar with Ewan McGregor’s portrayal of Obi-Wan Kenobi but have you ever realized that he looks a heck of a lot like the classic illustrations of Jesus Christ…?!
Well the prankster responsible, Mandy McConnell Wright, thought it would be funny to sneak an image of Obi-Wan onto the church’s Sunday prayer program which features other ludicrous images of Jesus.
Speaking to Fox 13 Salt Lake City, McConnell Wright claimed credit for the prank:
“I have seen a lot out there where people think this is fake or was an accident from googling Jesus pics not knowing it was Obi Wan. I was fully aware of what I was doing.”
She shared an image of the program to her Instagram, which has since been made private.
You may be familiar with the story on Reddit about a man from Utah who placed a portrait of McGregor’s Obi-Wan in his parents’ living room…
The man who only wanted to be identified as “Ryan” said:
“It stuck out to me as looking like a picture we had growing up of Jesus.
I kind of chased that thought to, how funny would it be if my parents didn’t recognize who it was and actually hung it up on the wall. I have always tried to get away with things or pull some pranks on my family members and this seemed perfect.”
Both of these pranks shine a light on certain aspects of religion that are genuinely hilarious. The notion that even if there was a Jesus, he’d be a white, fair skinned man, with blue eyes and luscious hair is absolutely absurd, all you can do is laugh with those who exploit that ridiculous concept!