#Gentleminions Craze: Gen-Z Dressing Up in Suits to See “Minions: The Rise of Gru”

Gen-Z are true masterminds when it comes to starting hilarious viral trends, and they’re taking things to a whole new level with #Gentleminions. This new craze is all about wearing your fanciest suit to the hottest movie in theatres right now – Minions: The Rise of Gru.

It’s unclear how exactly this trend started, but Bill Hirst is one of the TikTok users who put it on the map. His video attending Minions: The Rise of Gru with a group of friends dressed in formal attire accumulated over 36 million views and counting—but he wasn’t the first to post it.

“My mate saw one of the first videos that was quite small at the time… There were 15 of us, but, when we got there, there was another group of about eight. This was before it actually became a trend, so we were so surprised when we saw all these other guys there as well,” Hirst told Variety.

@bill.hirst 🍌#fyp #minions #banana ♬ original sound – billh

#Gentleminions trend is basically all about ironically celebrating the release of the popular animated movie. The Rise of Gru is primarily geared towards younger children, but that’s not stopping groups of teenagers from flocking to theatres and participating in this viral trend.

Things went so far that even Universal Picture acknowledged the trend by tweeting, “To everyone showing up to Minions in suits: we see you and we love you.” If you decide to embrace this craze, make sure to act accordingly because some theatres are banning teens wearing suits from attending the screenings due to poor cinema etiquette.

@minions Bobspeed you gentleminions. 🤵 #Minions #TheRiseOfGru only in theaters now. #gentleminions #gentlemen #riseofgru #mintok ♬ Powerful songs like action movie music – Tansa
@uglyguysrhot odwaleni jak na wesele w remizie #dc #fyp #dlaciebie #trend #viral #minionsriseofgru ♬ original sound – billh
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