As part of a movie tie-in with "Minions," McDonald's has been placing those loveable yellow weirdos in Happy Meals. But according to the internet -- and local TV news reports -- parents are claiming that the toys are cursing at impressionable children.
WFTV in Orlando, Fla., reports that a local family is "furious" about toys saying "What the fuck" and "I'll be damned." That sounds like a pretty serious charge. Wouldn't you like to take a listen for yourself to determine whether we're dealing with foul-mouthed toys or a local family with an overactive imagination? WFTV's video segment, however, is entirely unhelpful since it bleeps out the sounds the toy Minion is making.
No worries. YouTube user Rasoal Hall has posted a video of the possibly offensive toy. You be the judge.
For its part, McDonald's said in a statement to WFTV:
"Minions speak Minionese, which is a random combination of languages and nonsense words and sounds. Minionese has no translation to or any meaning in any recognized language. Any perceived similarities to words within the English language are purely coincidental."
What do you think?