The beginning of the year of the rabbit has been chaotic to say the least.
Cursed rabbit cartoon stamps came to life, giant rabbit lanterns were so ugly they were torn down, and a tiger-rabbit handover ceremony definitely didn’t go according to plan.
Now, a cursed rabbit has struck again in Taiwan, where a macho killer rabbit lantern has been spotted as part of the Lantern Festival celebrations to mark the end of the Lunar New Year holiday season.
A now viral photo shared to a popular local Facebook page shows a rabbit — with red glaring eyes and holding a machine gun — towering over the land, next to a Taiwan.
The rabbit lantern was actually created by the Taipei Prison to thank the country’s military for protecting its land and sovereignty.
The rabbit lantern hopes to encourage soldiers to defend their homes, according to local media.
The post gained more than 43,000 reactions in the Facebook group, with people commenting on its deathly glare and instinct, as well as the ingenious use of the lights as its abs.