By now we’ve all pre-ordered our tickets and are counting down the hours before we get off work so we can watch the evening showing of the animated prequel Minions (or maybe it’s just me…).
Seriously, what’s not to love about these pint-sized little guys? They’re funny, smart, mischievous and absolutely adorable. But according to recent reports, it looks like McDonald’s has taken their playfully naughty personalities to a whole new level.
Parents across the United States are freaking out over McDonald’s new Minions Happy Meal toy because it appears that these feisty yellow nuggets have developed quite the potty mouth. News outlets in both Florida and Ohio have reported parents complaining about how some of these talking toys appear to say, “What the f—.” Now, who wants their three year old to learn that?
Of the three toy Minions available at the fast food chain, it’s the caveman dressed in a loincloth that’s apparently been dropping the F-bombs.
Of course, McDonald’s has chimed in, reassuring concerned parents that their little Happy Meal toys aren’t yelling profanities, but instead talking in their own language—’Minionese,’ duuuh.
“Minions speak ‘Minionese,’ which is a random combination of many languages and nonsense words and sounds,” a rep for McDonald’s told The Hollywood Reporter. “The allegation that this toy is saying any offensive phrase is not true. Any perceived similarities to actual English words are purely coincidental.” According to the rep, the caveman minion is actually saying, “Para la bukay,” “Ha ha ha,” and “Eh eh.”
Now we don’t know about you, but we definitely hear a “WTF” here. It could just be our imagination playing with us, but you be the judge.