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In Mexico, giant Baby Jesus creche figure draws memes

/ 08:31 AM November 23, 2019

MEXICO CITY  — An enormous statue of the Baby Jesus created by a church in rural Mexico has launched a series of internet memes in the Roman Catholic country.

The Zoquite parish church in Zacatecas state says it wanted to draw attention to the traditional statue and simply ordered a figure about the size of its main hall, or nave.

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But at just over 21 feet (6.5 meters) tall, the diaper-clad baby figure looks so large in a video posted on the church website that it appears able to step on the humans around it.

Mexicans quickly created memes showing the looming baby threatening to invade cities or public gatherings, like Godzilla.

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Others noted the blue-eyed baby looks a lot like actor Nicolas Cage, or musician Phil Collins.

While Baby Jesus figures are traditionally used in creche displays in the United States largely around Christmas, in many countries the figures are displayed all year.

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