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Minions are taking over the internet and your life, and people are not amused

How did we get here?

Tweet by @Captain Morgan Source: Captain Morgan/Twitter

MINIONS ARE TAKING over the internet.

It’s true. So many people out there are confused by where they came from, why they are here and how they came to be everywhere on the internet.

Well, it all starts with the fact that the movie comes out this week

minions3 Source: Facebook

The spin-off to the Despicable Me is in Irish cinemas this weekend – and stars Sandra Bullock and John Hamm as these ridiculously cute little characters:

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The Official Minions Facebook page has over 30 million likes - but the movie is just the beginning of why people are talking about them so much.

You can buy this Minions merchandise in the men’s section of Penny’s

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And these have been spotted in the US

mininstictacs Source: Twitter

The sheer quantity of Minions merch is worrying some

Tweet by @Kendall Nelson Source: Kendall Nelson/Twitter

You might have seen their cuteness pop up all over Facebook

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The Minions Fans Community Page creates memes featuring the Minions – and it has over 3 million likes.

It produces stuff like this

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And this

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The page’s posts regularly get over 10,000 shares per meme – putting them into many people’s timeline.

Which has got people CAPITAL LETTER angry

Tweet by @Kaitie Source: Kaitie/Twitter

Tweet by @:V Source: :V/Twitter

But the enthusiasm and buzz about Minions is ever growing

Tweet by @Emily Nicole Source: Emily Nicole/Twitter

Tweet by @Mr Singh Source: Mr Singh/Twitter

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And they’ve even been spotted larking around Dublin

minions4 Source: Instagram

The movie might be out in Ireland this week – but it’s not out in the US until July 10. So, those cute little Minions will be around the internet for some time to come.


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David Elkin

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