Or are they?
BuzzFeed News Reporter
Posted on September 11, 2015, at 3:50 p.m. ET
Note: There's a pretty straightforward nickname for Minions in Chinese — "Little Yellow Men (小黄人)."
"Yikes! Busted! The secret plan for fans are now known throughout the nation!" So went a message on Weibo by Baidu Nuomi, a group-buying website akin to Groupon, who claimed to run the campaign.
"I give full marks for this marketing campaign," wrote user Shawn_Chelsea, whose post received 38 likes.
Beimeng Fu is a BuzzFeed News World Reporter covering China and is based in New York.
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