Gentleminions: What is the TikTok minion cult?

TIKTOK is a video-sharing app that seems to have a new trend every day.

Most recently people are talking about the TikTok minion cult trend.


Minions are a part of the latest trend on the TikTok appCredit: TikTok/Universal Pictures

What is the TikTok minion cult?

On TikTok users often create “cults” by making their profile picture the same as the popular fan base or meme they are referring to.

With the TikTok minion cult, the app’s users are continuing the practice.

The minion cult has emerged as groups of fans of the Despicable Me film franchise are participating.

Users on the app are changing their profile pics to images of someone dressed up in a minion costume.

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In addition to changing their profile photos, some users also add the term “minion cult” to their TikTok bios.

Users also flood comment sections by chatting about whatever trend they are “cult members” of.

One user has their page bio written as: “Follow me if you are apart of minion cult💛🖤”

What is a minion?

Minions are small pill-shaped yellow characters from the Despicable Me movie franchise.

The film first premiered over 10 years ago in 2010.

Despicable Me is a film from Universal Pictures that also has spin-off films about the minions.

Steve Carell stars in the movies as the famous character Gru.

Minions are Gru’s little yellow army in the movies.

An image of a user on TikTok participating in the minion cult trend


An image of a user on TikTok participating in the minion cult trendCredit: TikTok

What is the purpose of TikTok cults?

TikTok cults are not as scary as they sound.

Most of them are fan bases who get together to generate more followers.

Many TikTok users participating in trends like the “minion cult” to increase their followers.

Users will change their profile photos to match the trend and follow accounts with the same photos.

Even users on Twitter talk about the trend on TikTok.

One Twitter user wrote: “Joined the minion cult cause I was bored blow up my phone”.

Another Twitter user wrote: “i joined a minion cult and it’s making my tiktok pop off”.

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