When the Winter Olympics wrapped up, we all thought we were done with freaky mascots like "nightmare bear" (pictured right).
So, we can return to the cute, kid friendly mascots in the pro sports team in America, right? Well...not really.
The New Orleans Pelicans already had to redesign their mascot after it resembled something you would see on a really bad trip. Now it's Mardi Gras, and it's a part in New Orleans. That's when we get to see King Cake Baby.
Now, as King Cake Baby stares into your soul, let me tell you a little bit about King Cake Baby and why the people of New Orleans, who are known for voodoo curses (which might explain the appearance of this mascot) made this a part of Mardi Gras.
In a time know as Epiphany in most sects of Christianity, king cakes are made and eaten during the Mardis Gras season leading up to Lent. A small, plastic baby figure is placed into the cake. Whoever gets the piece with the baby figure either has good luck for that year and in some cases, it might mean they'll have a baby within the next year.
Most can be reassured that the little plastic baby you find in the cake won't look like this:
So, if King Cake Baby is freaking you out, perhaps you would like Nightmare Bear to run up and give you a big hug...or not.