Despicable Me is a series of comedy driven animated movies created by Universal and Illumination. The first movie simply titled "Despicable Me" was released in 2010 which focuses on Gru, a supervillain who adopts three girls in the form of Margo, Edith, and Agnes. He faces off with his rival named Vector who stole the Great Pyramid of Giza. When Gru learns of Vector's heist, he plans an even greater heist: to shrink and steal Earth's moon. However, despite Gru's villainous intentions, he grows increasingly touched by the girls' growing love for him and finds himself changing for the better because of it. The second film titled Despicable Me 2 was released in 2013 which tells the story of Gru who rejects the life of crime to take care of his kids while trying to figure out how to provide for his new family. As he struggles with his responsibilities as a father. an evil-fighting organization called the Anti-Villain League sends Gru on a mission to capture the perpetrator of a spectacular heist. The third film titled "Despicable Me 3" was released in 2017 which features Gru teaming up with his long lost brother Dru in order to defeat a new enemy named Balthazar Bratt, a former child actor obsessed with the 1980s who grows up to become a villain after having his show canceled following adolescence. While the franchise was shown to be strong and successful, the film gained a toxic hatedom.
Why They're Despicable
They make incredibly dumb theories such as "The Nazis invented the Minions" (no joke) or "The Minions are Illuminati servants".
Both are shown to hate the Minions themselves. (Mainly the hatedom).
Both sides make insane petitions on Change.org such as "Ban the Minions" which is illogical.
Some of them hate Despicable Me because of the Minions themselves. Just because you hate a couple of characters does not mean you hate the entire movie.
They will attack people who say they like movies.
Many of them are from the Megamind and Rabbids Fandom who bash on the Despicable Me franchise and say that the movie is a rip-off of Megamind simply because of both movies star "Villains" and they say that Minions rip-off Rabbids because they speak gibberish. And if you dare disagree with them, they will turn down on your opinion saying you have "poor tastes".
Many of them are rabid Disney fans who would hate on non-Disney movies.
Hypocrisy: They hate Despicable Me for some of the humor, but there have been non-Illumination properties that do this kind of stuff before that they like.
The hate the franchise because of the controversial videos involving the Minions on YouTube.
Some used to like the movie, but when the Minions movie came to existence, they turned their backs to the franchise.
They hate it for being everywhere in the world. Well then, what about Mario? The franchise is shown to be everywhere in the world as well and you don't have a problem with that.
The Inside Out Fandom is part of this hatedom because the Minions movie grossed more money than the aforementioned Pixar movie did in 2015.
Some are Shrek fans because when they found out about Shrek being rebooted to the point that they think that a crossover between Shrek and Minions will exist. Just because Illumination wants to reboot Shrek does not mean that they are going to shoehorn the Minions (Unless if it's a small cameo like in The Lorax).
They believe that Despicable Me is only for kids when it can be enjoyed for everyone.
As with other Illumination films, they hate it for its animation (which isn't even bad to begin with) and for not having attractive enough females which are really stupid reasons to hate on a franchise.