A PHOTO of a potato shaped like Star Wars character Admiral Ackbar has gone viral amongst fans of the series.
“Vanhole” posted a photo of the potato on social media yesterday with the caption, “My wife’s potato looks like Admiral Ackbar.”
The potato appears to possess Ackbar’s distinctive high-domed head, and large fish-like eyes.
The image of the potato has been viewed 1,176,036 times on the photo sharing site Imgur, and has also been shared on Reddit, Facebook and Twitter.
Many users have reposted the image, with the caption “It’s a trap”, which is a reference to Ackbar’s famous line in the 1983 Star Wars film Episode VI: Return of the Jedi.
One user commented on the image saying: “Don’t eat it, its a trap”, whilst another said: “it’s a potatrap!”
Others recoiled in horror at the potato’s strange appearance.
One user wrote: “On a list of things i’d like to peel, this would be near the bottom.”
Another said: “I don’t think it’s a good idea to eat that potato.”
Motorcycle CK asked: “Why is it your wife’s potato? Do you guys purchase separate taters?”
It is not clear where in the world the picture was taken but this is not the first time a distinctively shaped potato has proved popular on social media.
On the discussion site Reddit, several users consistently share images of potatoes that are shaped like penises.
Previously, a lamb chop that resembles Star Wars’ Darth Vader, a piece of Bacon that looks like Elvis Presley and an eggplant with similar features to former US President Richard Nixon have all been widely shared online.
In the Star Wars film, Return of the Jedi, Ackbar is the lead military commander of the Rebel Alliance, who lead a major combat operations against the Galactic Empire.
After not featuring in any of the ‘prequel’ films, he returned for the seventh installment of the series, The Force Awakens, released in December last year.