Parents: McDonald's Minion Toy Has Potty-Mouth
Some claim they hear WTF
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jul 10, 2015 1:42 PM CDT

(Newser) – McDonald's says some customers have complained that a talking toy included in recent Happy Meals uses a vulgar phrase: WTF, only not abbreviated. The fast-food restaurant introduced a Happy Meal on July 3 with toys inspired by the movie Minions, and reports started trickling out after that of parents picking up on the phrase. The company issued a statement saying the sounds the small yellow figures make are nonsense words (Fox28 reports it's "Minionese"), nothing offensive or profane. It says that the Minion Caveman toy makes three sounds—"para la bukay," ''hahaha" and "eh eh."

The statement says "a very small number of customers" have been in touch with the company about the toy. Others have taken to YouTube, reports CNNMoney, with parents posting videos that they say capture the naughty line; this one has racked up more than 1.4 million views as of this writing. McDonald's said the promotion is supposed to run through the end of July. "Our goal at McDonald's is to serve up food and fun for our valued customers, and we're glad to have the Minions on board," the company said. A spokeswoman for McDonald's, Lisa McComb, says there are no plans to take the toys out of distribution. The movie premieres today; critics are so-so on it.