Minions are all male because they’re ‘stupid and dumb,’ says their creator

Minions, the squishy, yellow, gibberish-speaking animated characters starring in Universal Studios’ latest advertising darling, Minions Movie, aren’t as gender-neutral as they might seem.

This month, when asked about the reasoning behind the movie’s all-male main characters, creator of the third installment of the popular Despicable Me franchise Pierre Coffin responded: “Seeing how dumb and stupid they often are, I just couldn’t imagine Minions being girls,” he told The Wrap.

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