Bizarre TikTok trend that is seeing teens banned from new Minions movie

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After mobs of teenagers wearing suits headed to cinemas to watch the new Minions movie, some establishments are starting to ban well-dressed groups.

As the latest instalment of the Despicable Me franchise, Minions: The Rise of Gru, hits cinemas, groups of teenagers are suiting up and heading to the movies.

There's been plenty of videos of people dressing up in suits and going to see the new movie, and while the origins of the trend are unclear, it has really taken off on TikTok.

The groups are even calling themselves 'Gentleminions'.

Teenagers have been dressing up in suits to go see the new Minions movie. Source: TikTok
Teenagers have been dressing up in suits to go see the new Minions movie. Source: TikTok

However, the fun is now over, as cinemas in the UK are now denying entry to groups dressed in formal attire.

"Due to recent disturbances following the #Gentleminions trend, any group of guests in formal attire will be refused entry for showings of Minions: The Rise of Gru," one sign that was shared on social media said.

Several cinemas in the UK have enforced the ban, according to The Guardian.

Photo by: NDZ/STAR MAX/IPx 2022 6/28/22 Steve Carell and two Minions visit the Empire State Building to celebrate the upcoming premiere of 'Minions: The Rise of Gru' on June 28, 2022 in New York.
Two Minions visit the Empire State Building to promote the film. Source: AP

While some think it is simply a harmless and hilarious prank, others are not too happy with how the well dress teens are behaving while watching the movie.

"That minion TikTok thing turned into a f**kin s**tshow but honestly everyone who's making mosh-pits and throwing popcorn around is doing the whole trend completely wrong," one person wrote on Twitter.

"You fools. Minions is a masterpiece, you treat the cinema with respect."

One person suggested they worked at the cinema and issued a "friendly reminder" to Twitter, saying "most cinema workers get minimum wage and treated like s*** every shift", so they could do without the mess and disturbances.

Pictured is the mess left behind at the cinema after the minions movie.
Sadly, some cinema staff have been left to clean up the mess following the Minions movie. Source: Twitter/@indieeden7

However, one mum said the group of suits she was in the cinema with were "so much fun" and "so well behaved", according to the BBC.

She added that the teenagers stopped worshipping a poster of Gru so her children could take a photo with it.

Universal Pictures even tweeted in support of the trend.

"To everyone showing up to @Minions in suits: we see you and we love you," the tweet said.

While the movie has grossed millions to date in the UK alone, some cinemas are reportedly losing money due to the number of refunds they have had to offer.

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