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Reactions: Orlando City Unveils New Kingston Mascot

The club posted photos online of its updated mascot today. Here's what people are saying about it.

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They say Friday afternoon is a good day for a news dump when you have something to publicize that maybe isn't all that awesome. So, take it as you will that the Lions chose a Friday afternoon to fire out this tweet about the new "Kingston," coming to the Orlando Citrus Bowl this season:

The "bulked up" look is fine and all, but the coloring seems a bit weird, particularly in the face. The worryingly pale Kingston should get checked for anemia or something. Also, the purple mark under just the left eye seems to indicate some kind of familial relationship with the late Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes from TLC.

But the most disconcerting part of the new Kingston by far is his terrifying look. Mascots are generally a thing for kids and the older ones might like the ferocious new look. But I'm pretty sure my 6-year-old would hide behind her mother if she saw that thing coming at her.

But that's just my opinion. Let's take a look at social media reaction to Orlando City's new mascot.

Not all of the responses we found were negative (just most!)...

The most love came from Facebook:

What do you think? Is the new Kingston fun or frightening?

Take another look before you answer.