Why is “Gentleminions” trending on TikTok?

MINIONS: THE RISE OF GRU is another film in the Despicable Me series that was released in early June and follows Gru’s journey down the evil path with the Minion trio Kevin, Stuart and Bob.

The movie spawned a new TikTok trend for teens, prompting some theaters to take serious action against it.

Minions: The Rise of Gru brought with it the Gentleminions trend


Minions: The Rise of Gru brought with it the Gentleminions trendCredit: AP

Why is “Gentleminions” trending on TikTok?

Teenagers go to the cinema to see the new Despicable Me movie, Minions: The Rise of Gru.

Arriving in large groups, they wear formal attire with a suit and tie, and copy the main character, the supervillain Felonius Gru, and his signature hand gesture.

In the trending videos, groups celebrate the five-year wait for the film while snacking on bananas, the Minions’ favorite food, throughout the film.

The trend came about after Sony’s Morbius received a lot of positive feedback from the public but negative reviews from critics.

Universal Pictures is delighted that fans have created such a trend for the film, as they tweeted, “To everyone who shows up at @Minions in suits: we see you and we love you.”

The Minions’ Twitter page also responded positively to the trend and coined the name for it: “The Gentleminions”.

On the other hand, cinemas are not enthusiastic about the disruptive behavior during screenings, with large groups cheering and clapping while the film is on.

This prompted some theaters to ban anyone who showed up in such formal attire from watching the film.

The Regal wrote on Twitter: “We are currently not accepting unaccompanied children in suits for Minions: The Rise of Gru.

“This is due to the issues we have encountered over the past two days and the behavior associated with them.”

What other Minions TikTok trends are there?

You can find the Minion Cult on TikTok.

A cult might sound like something daunting, but on TikTok, it’s a little easier than that.

It’s simply a way for a fandom to come together on TikTok and help users generate more followers who like the same content.

Those who belong to the Minion cult change their profile picture to someone wearing a Minions costume.

Some users also add “minion cult” to their TikTok bios, encouraging other cult members to follow them as well. Why is “Gentleminions” trending on TikTok?

Fry Electronics Team

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