A number of parents are not very happy with McDonald's latest Happy Meal toy. According to WFTV, the chain recently released speaking Minion toys, based off of the characters that originated in the movie Despicable Me. However, the Minions were a little more, err, despicable, than parents were expecting. Gizmodo writes that one of toys — the Minion donning a loin cloth — appears to say "What the fuck?" over and over again.
The flaw was discovered when grandparent Bradley Merten ordered a Happy Meal for his granddaughter from a McDonald's in Florida. Merten says he was "shocked" to hear the Minion allegedly spouting profanity: "I can't believe it's coming out of a toy... [They should] check their toys before they hand them over."
As for McDonald's, the chain claims that the Minions are not swearing, but just speaking "Minionese": "Minions speak ‘Minionese,' which is a random combination of languages and nonsense words." Perhaps the burger chain should go back to giving away books with its Happy Meals.
Does the Minion sound like its swearing? Watch the video below:
Update, 07/11, 1:15 p.m.: McDonald's won't be removing the foul-mouthed, loin cloth-wearing Minion toy from Happy Meals. The fast food chain maintains to the Associated Press that sounds emitted from the character are nonsense words, adding that only "a very small number of customers" have complained to the company. The toys remain in distribution through the end of July.
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