Some people have a reputation of ruining everything they touch.
One of those people is Texas Senator Rafael "Ted" Cruz.
So what has Ted touched now?
Not content with ruining beards, Cruz decided it was time to take down the baby Yoda meme on social media.
A media frenzy started over the creature featured in the Disney+ streaming service's new show The Mandalorian. After people speculated what could possibly kill the enthusiasm, Nitz Bluv—an NBA writer for The Athletic—predicted only one force in the galaxy could defeat baby Yoda's cuteness:
Texas Republican Senator Ted "Dork Side" Cruz.
Well, technically she said "one corny politician," but who's more corny than this?
Her tweet though...
We're one corny politician away from Baby Yoda being ruined. Keep that meme away from them.— The Artist Formerly Known As Bluv (@The Artist Formerly Known As Bluv)1575348000.0
...prompted this from Duncan Smith who writes about the Detroit Pistons for Forbes...
@nitzbluv It’s going to be Ted Cruz and I’m furious just thinking about it— Duncan Smith - Baby Yoda’s Co-Killer (@Duncan Smith - Baby Yoda’s Co-Killer)1575366269.0
...which inevitably caused this.
https://t.co/3eZMpUAEvS https://t.co/OCnU5wM0jD— Ted Cruz (@Ted Cruz)1575391004.0
Poor baby Yoda.
We hardly knew you.
People had "reactions" on Twitter.
Like STRONG reactions.
@tedcruz DAMMIT, TED!!! You just HAD to go ruin BABY YODA for the rest of us!!! https://t.co/ZXZfs8CYWT— Brian Peters (@Brian Peters)1575543813.0
@tedcruz @davidmackau Ugh... why do you want to ruin every good thing in the world, Ted? Just let us have this on… https://t.co/76hPnZdCos— Baby Yoda’s Bitch (@Baby Yoda’s Bitch)1575392019.0
@tedcruz @DaddyWarpig https://t.co/hCTpVI6z51— c0d3breakr_ (@c0d3breakr_)1575393889.0
@tedcruz The zodiac can’t keep getting away with murder https://t.co/xLiyuTQ1mt— John Ryan (@John Ryan)1575445845.0
@tedcruz Wow, the son of the man that conspired to assassinated JFK strikes again. This time murdering baby Yoda.… https://t.co/qQpX4yAr8l— Christian Ucles (@Christian Ucles)1575391508.0
But could the power of baby Yoda's cuteness defeat the Dark Lord of the Sith—or rather Senator Cruz?
Well, the tweet by Cruz did garner over 45,000 likes and 8,000 retweets.
So, who knows?
Maybe baby Yoda can turn Cruz away from the Dark Side like Luke Skywalker did for Darth Vader.