Despite what many thought, Minions: A Villain is Born It’s turning out to be a box office success. In addition to the adventures of Gru and her yellow henchmen, there is another detail (quite strange) that is attracting the attention of social network users: many groups of young people have seen Minions 2 in suit And this is not a coincidence, but an Internet trend that is already causing headaches for theater employees.
It all started on Twitter and TikTok, where #GentleMinions went viral a few weeks ago. This trend invites adolescents and young people to attend any screening of Minions 2 dressed in suit Some even carry a banana to make their outfits even more memorable. The reason? Apparent the look and even the facial gestures of Gru. The hashtags has accumulated more than 5 million views on TikTok, which tells us that many young people are aware of what happened and make their own version of the trend.
The move has gained so much notoriety that even Universal Pictures, the film’s distributor, issued a message about it (via):
“To all those who are going to see Minions in suit: we see you and we love you”.
Bill Hirst, one of the first teens to post a video featuring the #GentleMinions, spoke about the impact this movement has had on the audience (via):
“We wanted to do it just for fun. There were 15 of us, but when we got to the theater, there was another group of about 8. This was before it became a trend, which caught our attention. All the people who were just there to see the movie were shocked, you’re not used to seeing people in suits in theaters.”
However, not all visits to the cinema have had happy endings. In some countries, cinema managers have had to put up signs stating that young people in suits and in large crowds cannot enter theaters. All because, in some functions, the young people have been quite noisy, causing disasters and annoying the other spectators. They’ve even thrown bananas at the screen, the latter a reference to the Minions’ obsession with fruit.
The trend has also reached Mexico, because on social networks there are already several videos of young Mexicans attending to see the film in gala attire, as if it were a great cinematographic event.
How far will the madness go? Minions 2? Will cinemas in Mexico also prohibit entry to young people in suits? Or better yet: Would you dare to be part of the #GentleMinions?
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