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The teen behind the 'Gentleminions' trend says the viral video was inspired by childhood nostalgia

7 July, 2022

Bill Hirst knows people may get confused seeing young moviegoers walking around in suits to see “Minions: The Rise of Gru.”

But the teenager behind the “Gentleminions,” which has become the latest viral social media trend on TikTok, said the act was not meant to offend or confuse people. It was just something fun that he and his friends decided to do that unexpectedly blew up.

“I think the trend would’ve happened with or without me, but I think our TikTok made it more viral than it would’ve been,” Hirst, 18, said in an interview. “I think it was a really great promotion for the minions.”

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