Group of Students Unsure if Their Minion Costumes Ironic or Not
EVANSTON, Illinois – Roommates Matthew Geller, Stephanie Anderson, Rebecca Schwartz, and Troy Jones recently made a snap decision on Halloween costumes when Anderson drunkenly busted onto the porch yelling, “Guys, I f***ing love the Minions!” Geller and friends believed that Anderson was kidding and went along with it. After the rest of the group professed their faux passion for minions, Jones suggested the four of them go as the Minions for Halloween. “It was a little early in the game to pick costumes, and none of us really knew Steph at the time, but we all just kinda went for it,” Jones said. “In retrospect, I’m not even sure if Stephanie was joking. But it must’ve been ironic, right?”
In fact, the rest of the group was equally unsure whether or not the bit was a joke, but they all continued to go for it because none of them wanted to seem out of the loop. “To be completely honest, I still don’t get why pretending to like the Minions is funny,” said Schwartz. “But Stephanie’s really well known on campus and I don’t want to see uncool.” Jones agreed that the whole thing seems kind of pointless. “I mean if she really hated it so much I feel like she could just say that,” he added.
Schwartz claimed she caught Anderson wearing a Minions t-shirt to bed one evening and pulling a Minions blanket out from her comforter. “Sometimes I hear her making babbling noises in her sleep,” Geller said. “I really don’t think it’s a joke for her, but like maybe it’s just some deep level of irony I don’t get. I mean she is really committing to this bit.”
In a desperate attempt to derail a joke none of them quite understood, Geller said he tried to spearhead an effort to get the group to choose a different costume. “I suggested we do the characters from Inside Out, and I could be Anger,” he said. “My therapist and I are trying to work through my problems, but I guess in the meantime I’ll just be Stuart.”
Eventually, the group bought in and wore the minion costumes to a Halloween party. Fellow partygoer Jamie Smith claimed to have spotted them in a corner watching Despicable Me 2 and communicating only in minion-babble as a joke. “At least I think it was a joke,” Smith said. “Whatever level of irony they’re going for, I don’t really get it. And nobody looks good in yellow.”