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Watch: Free Wales Minions sing Yma o Hyd in response to TikTok cinema bans

09 Jul 2022 2 minute read
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Undaunted by the news that some UK cinemas have banned groups of young people wearing suits during screenings of Minions: The Rise Of Gru, a rebellious band of Free Wales Minions have taken up the fight in song

A viral trend which has erupted on the social media app TikTok involves groups of teenage boys, calling themselves The Gentleminions, filming themselves going to watch the latest instalment in the Despicable Me franchise dressed in suits.

The #gentleminions videos show suited groups attending the screenings and copying the main character, supervillain Felonius Gru, and his signature hand gesture.

Some of the viral videos show those taking part cheering and clapping loudly and being disruptive during screenings, leading to some UK cinemas to enforce dress code restrictions.

But now in an act of typically Welsh rebellion, the Minions have struck back, donning the trademark Free Wales Army berets and singing Dafydd Iwan’s rousing rebel song ‘Yma O Hyd.’

@theminioncult.wales #Minions #MinionCult #theminions #TheMinionCult #Wales #Welsh #Cymru #cymraeg ♬ original sound – The Minion Cult 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿

Despite the bans, movie studio Universal Pictures, which produced the film, has endorsed the #gentleminions trend, tweeting “to everyone showing up to @Minions in suits: we see you and we love you”.

To which the Minions of mine and mountain respond “Yma O Hyd!”


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Y Cymro
Y Cymro
4 months ago

Although humourous this video is only connected by the fact that it’s the Minions and the context of song itself being Yma o Hyd (we are still here) rather than any support for those fools who ruined children’s enjoyment in the cinemas by screaming and damaging cinema property that resulted in a ban, or it shouldn’t be.

To be honest I hate TikTok because there are so many self-obsessed attention seeking sheeple that either eat as a dare cinnamon or squirt water into unsuspecting family members eyes. And why? Because others do it. 🙄

I.Humphrys
I.Humphrys
4 months ago

Boiler suits,lol.

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