Think of an object. Any object…
Perhaps it’s a football, a lamp, a phone case, a children’s plaster. It doesn’t matter how obscure. Chances are, a Minion has been printed on that very object at some point or another.
The animated movie Despicable Me was released in 2010 and there was no turning back. Minion fever instantly swept the globe and has sustained thanks to the success of a franchise. Despicable Me has seen sequels and the Minions spin-off was unveiled back in 2015.
More recently, its sequel – Minions: The Rise of Gru – has brought the iconic yellow characters into the spotlight once again. With the Minions back in the public consciousness in such a big way, it’s hardly surprising that the posts about them have been… varied, shall we say?
One of the latest has encouraged some to do some digging, so let’s address the Minions 1903 true story post on TikTok.
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DEBUNKED: Minions 1903 true story
A post that has attracted attention on TikTok suggests a sinister story behind the Despicable Me franchise.
“The show Minions is based on a true story,” the TikTok post alleges.
“In 1903 kids went missing in a small town, they were later found and they were deformed with masks on their heads. The scary thing is, the minister was never found and could still be out there trapping and abusing kids.”
Looking into it, iFunny reports that the post was uploaded by truestoriez101. However, the contents of the post are entirely fictional and the spooky image is added in an attempt to trick people into buying into it. Despicable Me and Minions are not based on a true story that dates back to 1903.
The post should be read as a joke and not taken seriously. Other deviations of the post that are also entirely fictional have emerged online using the very same image. For example:
The minions from “Despicable Me” are based off of Jewish children who were tortured by Nazis during the Holocaust. Their high pitched voices in the movies are meant to represent the high pitched screams of the children during the cruel experiments. pic.twitter.com/S5a5MUcdJm— Scary.Planet on Snapchat 𓅓 (@ScaryPlanetSC) March 1, 2021
What about the image in the post?
Acknowledging the origins of the eerie photo used in the TikTok post, The Net Line highlights and debunks the theory that the Minions were inspired by Jewish children during the Holocaust.
An original post of people wearing helmets was captioned “The minions from Despicable Me are based off of these Jewish children tortured by Nazis during the Holocaust, their high-pitched voices in the movie are meant to represent the high-pitched screams of the children during the cruel experiments.”
However, The Net Line reports that the image was taken years before the Holocaust and shows submarine crew members wearing Hall-Rees escape suits.
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‘An early attempt to save lives’
Matthew Sheldon – executive director of museum operations at the National Museum of the Royal Navy – helped explain the photo.
“This equipment was, in fact, an early attempt to save lives,” he told to PolitiFact.
The suit was designed to help the wearer escape a sinking submarine but production ultimately ceased because the design was dismissed as being too bulky; obviously a hazard under the circumstances it was created for.
Minions: The Rise of Gru is now in theaters.
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