One of this summer’s hottest movies is bound to be “Minions,” which comes out on July 10th.
To promote the film, McDonald’s is featuring Minion toys in its Happy Meals. However, a few parents say the toys are teaching their impressionable youngsters a new type of language.
They claim the toy is saying, “What the f***.” YouTube user Paul Butts uploaded a video to demonstrate:
A McDonald’s spokesperson was quoted:
“Minions speak ‘Minionese’ which is a random combination of many languages and nonsense words and sounds. ‘Minionese’ has no translation to, or meaning in any recognized language. Any perceived similarities to words used within the English language is purely coincidental.”
Florida grandparent Bradley Merten told WFTV he was concerned that his granddaughter might pick up on the phrase. WFTV bought a different Minion toy from McDonald’s, but it didn’t use the same phrase.