What is the viral ‘Minion Cult’ on TikTok?

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TikTok users are transforming their accounts to become part of the ‘Minion Cult,’ a trend inspired by the wildly popular ‘Despicable Me’ movies. Here’s everything you need to known about the Minion Cult.

TikTok is the home of viral content online, and in the past few years has become a hub for viral trends and challenges, attracting millions of users to the platform.

One trend that keeps popping up on the app is the ‘cult’ trend, which isn’t quite as scary as it sounds. TikTok cults involve thousands of users changing their profile picture and often their display name to the same thing, usually related to a particular fanbase or meme.

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Past cults have included the Lana Cult and the Hamster Cult, with specific images taking over comment sections across TikTok.

The latest cult to emerge on the platform has been dubbed the ‘Minion Cult,’ inspired by the wildly popular yellow creatures from the ‘Despicable Me’ franchise.

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Users participating in the trend are changing their profile pictures to the same image of a person dressed up in what appears to be a minion outfit. Some then go on to display their display name to ‘Minion Cult’ or something related, and flood comment sections with messages about the trend.

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The idea behind participating in these ‘cults’ is that you follow other accounts you see with the same profile picture, which can lead to people gaining a huge influx of new followers overnight.

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The easiest way to join the Minion Cult yourself is to crop the profile picture from a video that includes the image in full. Thankfully, due to the popularity of the trend, there are plenty of these videos circulating TikTok at the moment.

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Users have reported gaining hundreds of new followers as a result of joining in on the wildly popular trend, as it continues to get more popular on the platform.