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What Is The TikTok Minion Cult?

What Is The TikTok Minion Cult?

All you need to know about the TikTok Minion Cult

Minions: The Rise of Gru (2022) has only been showing in UK cinemas for a few days, but its huge fanbase cultivated across the Despicable Me franchise has taken TikTok by storm with the formation of the ‘Minion Cult.’

What Is The TikTok Minion Cult?

Fans of the Universal Studios film series have changed their profile pictures to the same image of a minion holding the sun to convey their dedication and love for the movies.

The profile picture acts as a sign of solidarity in the ‘Minion Cult,’ helping fans connect with others over similar interests.

Although the term cult may seem scary, it is entirely misleading.

Previous TikTok cults have included the Lana Cult, which involved users adopting the same image of the American singer standing in front of a fire in order to find like minded fans.

Accounts within the ‘Minion Cult’ share a whole host of social media content related to the Despicable Me films, including memes and short clips.

TikTokers can also expect to gain a huge amount of followers overnight by participating in the movement.

Users have been posting relentlessly about the minion trend, joking about its potential to boost followings practically overnight. 

The hashtag #minioncult has gained hundreds of millions of views on TikTok alone.

Despite the Despicable Me franchise first taking to cinemas a decade ago, the enthusiasm for the weirdly loveable, yellow creatures we’ve come to know and love as minions doesn’t seem to be dying down amongst fans. 

Considering that TikTok is one of the fastest growing social media platforms with over 1 billion users, the ‘Minion Cult’ is expected to expand at a rapid rate.

The release of Minions: The Rise of Gru, which has already gained an impressive 72% Rotten Tomatoes rating two days after hitting the cinemas, will only encourage the love for minions to grow in the next coming weeks.

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: TV and Film, TikTok