What is the reason for the Gentleminions trend on TikTok? People are now wearing suits to the minion’s movie and are packing out theaters even.
The Reason for the Gentleminions Trend on TikTok
Many teenagers are now visiting theaters dressed to the nines and all wanting to see the latest minion’s movie titled the rise of Gru. The trend now on TikTok, the Gentleminions craze sees young men; mostly teenagers wear suits and tie for the screenings. The trend has been making headlines for quite some time now and also reportedly causing disturbances in some of the theaters.
The movie Minions: The Rise of Gru made its debut on Friday after many delays due to the Covid pandemic. The movie however has had the best opening for an animated movie during the pandemic. The animated film has secured a four-day total of a whopping $125 million during the holiday weekend.
And if you wish to know about this trend and why it is, why teens are taking it up all over the globe, and the controversy surrounding it, then here it is.
What Is the Gentleminions Trend on TikTok?
The Gentleminions trend on TikTok according to viral TikTok videos involves putting on a suit, coming together with your buddies all willing to do the same thing, and then going to a Rise of Gru screening. After all, you do get to look good.
The whole thing gets even absurd as some came in bushels of bananas while others joined in a circle of people bowing to a minion mascot just outside of a theater. It’s just difficult to tell how many people so far have participated in the trend due to the fact that the videos are not grouped or placed under one TikTok sound or hashtag. Many videos were made with the song, rich minion by the rapper Yeat. TikTok’s that are tagged with #Gentleminions overall has garnered 28 million views.
At the moment It is not entirely known why suits are the choice here. The 12-year-old version of Gru that shows in the movie is dressed in all black as expected, but his top in the movie seems to look more like a casual jacket with buttons that cannot be associated with a suit jacket. The adult version of Gru however wears a jacket with a zipper. And the minions, as we all know, rock overalls as usual.
Universal voiced support for the Gentleminions craze via Twitter on July 1: “To everyone showing up to @Minions in suits: we see you and we love you,” the studio wrote on that day.
A large fraction of the audience for the opening weekend of the movie was 34% and was between the ages of 13 and 17, according to exit polling service PostTrak. The Hollywood Reporter which reported the stats of PostTrak said the last film in the franchise, Despicable Me 3, by comparison, had 8%.
Has the Gentleminions Trend Cased Problems at Theaters?
Reports claim that participants of the trend have caused disturbances in two theaters at the least. A theater on the island of Guernsey in the English channel canceled screenings of the movie after participants of the trend going to see the movie took part in ‘vandalism, throwing objects and abusing staff,’ according to the BBC.
The news platform also added that a cinema in the UK had stopped admitting ‘unaccompanied children wearing suits’ to the screening of minions. The cinema staff also added that attendees had been making lots of noise during the presentation of the movie.
‘It’s been absolutely heartbreaking,’ the manager at the Guernsey theater revealed to the BBC. ‘We’ve had families who won’t even go back into the screen when we’ve tried to sort it out, families leaving before the film has even started, and of course, the children have been in tears.’
Videos online even showed attendees jumping up and down during a screening of the movie and also shouting in the bathroom of a theater.