Creator of Minions: Characters Are All Men Because Of “How Dumb and Stupid” They Are

By: Laura Meyers

The creator of the yellow, pip-squeak minion characters featured in the Despicable Me movie series, says he created the little guys as men because they act too stupid to be made as women.

“Seeing how dumb and stupid they often are, I just couldn’t imagine Minions being girls,” creator Pierre Coffin said in an interview with The Wrap.

All voiceovers for the yellow squeakers are male, including Coffin.

The Wrap reports:

Fans of the “Despicable Me” films have long speculated about the nature and origin of Minions, including their long-established gender imbalance.

Coffin has said that the creatures cannot reproduce or divide themselves, leading to at least two competing theories.

One is that ordinary humans are turned into Minions by a Minionizer, a machine similar to the one displayed on the Minions ride at Universal Studios theme park. Another is that they are essentially cloned from a single strand of DNA, as suggested by one of the short films.

Wait if all men are that stupid, is this how A Brave New World should have gone? Minions on an island?

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