Turns Out Mandalorian Fans Still Not Over That Disastrous Lizzo Cameo

Turns Out Mandalorian Fans Still Not Over That Disastrous Lizzo Cameo
Image credit: Disney+

It seems fans will never forget that cameo.

'Train yourself to let go of everything you fear to lose,' Master Yoda told Anakin in Revenge of the Sith. That was essentially the central concept that Lucas, drawing on Buddhist ideas, introduced to the franchise — we must learn to overcome unhealthy attachments that only lead to frustration and suffering.

Ironically, however, this is the aspect of Star Wars that fans respect the least: many avid fans continue to criticise the prequels two decades later and simply won't forgive Disney's sequels at all.

The same applies to The Mandalorian, but in this case, it's less surprising because the third season disappointed many fans of the galaxy far, far away. Characteristically, many viewers are still discussing Lizzo's cameo, which created a lot of buzz.

'I really like Lizzo and I love her music, but I thought her acting was terrible in this,'a fan said.

Despite the popularity of Dave Filoni and Jon Favreau's The Mandalorian, which offered a fresh take on the franchise while perfectly capturing the aesthetics and ideas of the original trilogy, Season 3 has generated its fair share of controversy. That was due to the diminished role of Din Djarin, the revelation that Pedro Pascal was merely a voice actor, and the overall inconsistency of the plot.

But fans were most perplexed by episode six, Guns for Hire, in which Din, Grogu, and Bo-Katan (Katee Sackhoff) arrive on Plazir-15, a planet governed by somewhat absurd aristocrats leading an idyllic life. Many criticised the episode upon its release, both for its franchise-breaking atmosphere and the celebrity cameos, which fans perceived as a mere PR stunt by Disney.

Some of the criticism is valid. In addition to cameos by Jack Black and Christopher Lloyd, the episode featured Lizzo. And while this was a pleasant surprise for many, fans felt that her acting was an absolute disaster, being overplayed and overly caricatured.

And yet, some fans believe that the criticisms levelled at Lizzo in The Mandalorian are too harsh.

'These characters were part of a society of aristocrats who had never seen a day of work & lived a cartoonishly decadent existence isolated from the rest of the universe…in a literal bubble,' another fan shared their thoughts.

Let's not forget that the Star Wars galaxy is vast, and every type of society can be found within it, so it's unsurprising that one of those planets might resemble Disney. It's also a perfect allegory for our society, often governed by incompetent yet simple-minded rich people who romanticise knights, castles, and princesses. In other words, let's just let it go.

Source: Reddit.