In China, photos of ‘Minions’, the adorable characters from the film series, selling bananas on the streets of Beijing have gone viral.
Photos show two people dressed in “minions” costume riding a tricycle full of bananas. Pretty soon they are stopped by two security guards.
However as this Mashable post points out the whole exercise was a publicity stunt by Baidu Nuomi, a Groupon-like company in China, ahead of the official ‘Minion’ launch on September 13.
The Baidu Nuomi company also put out pictures of the minions buying bananas on their official Weibo page.