If you come across on more often than normal, it may be because of a rising cult.
Not one with a sinister motive, however, the is a group of fans of the Despicable Me franchise that have banded together to spread their love of the cuddly yellow creatures made famous by it.
The viral craze has garnered and – but what exactly is a TikTok Cult and where did the Minion Cult come from?
We have the answers:
What is the TikTok Minion Cult?
The formation of the Minion Cult has gone .
The Minion Cult is a group of people who are fans of the creatures from the Despicable Me franchise.
Users who are part of the cult have changed their profile pictures to a picture of a person dressed in a Minion costume, and related to the characters on their page.
The videos with the hashtag #minioncult have gained millions of views on TikTok, garnering more members.
The trend comes ahead of the release of the new film .
It is the and tells the back story of the titular character.
Set in the 1970s, the film will see young Gru trying to join a group of supervillains called the Vicious Six after they oust their leader Wild Knuckles.
After the interview goes awry, Gru and his Minions go on the run with the Vicious Six hot on their trail.
What is a TikTok Cult?
Despite the negative connotations of the name, TikTok Cults don’t have a link with religion.
The term refers to a group of people online that share the same interests.
Other popular TikTok Cults include The Step Chickens, , Hamster Cult, Vegeta Cult, Goku Cult, and more.
There is such a thing as cult wars, where opposing fandoms will do ‘battle’ online.
Cults that do this take to battlegrounds, the of videos, to try and ‘convert’ other users and pledge their allegiance to their ‘cult’.
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