Viral video shows 5-year-old Houston girl sobbing because she thinks her mom is an alien after watching ‘Men In Black’

Texas tot thinks mom’s passport means she’s an alien

HOUSTON – One Texas mother is trying to laugh off her decision to let her 5-year-old watch “Men In Black” because now the youngster thinks her mom is an alien.

Shaakira Brandon posted a TikTok, which was then shared to Twitter where it has more than 2.6 million views, of her daughter Nala-Joye in tears after finding Brandon’s passport.

In the 1997 cult classic, aliens are required to carry paperwork that looks similar to a passport - hence Nala-Joye’s confusion.

Brandon asks her daughter what she thinks the passport means as Nala-Joye holds it up and sobs “you’re an alien.”

She then goes on to explain that the passport just shows “places that mommy has traveled to, and this is just a picture of the Earth as I travel.”

“Shoulda never let her watch MIB,” Brandon quipped in her social media post.


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Mary Claire Patton has been a journalist with KSAT 12 since 2015. She has reported on several high-profile stories during her career at KSAT and specializes in trending news and things to do around Texas and San Antonio.