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McDonald's: Those Minions in our Happy Meals are NOT saying "What the f**k"

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McDONALD’S SAY THERE are no plans to take a talking Happy Meal toy out of distribution, even though some customers are convinced they utter the phrases “What the f**k” and “Well I’ll be damned.”

The fast-food restaurant introduced a Happy Meal on 3 July in the United States, with toys inspired by the movie “Minions,” which is a box office hit in Ireland at the moment.

The company issued a statement today saying the sounds the small yellow figures make are nonsense words, and not anything offensive.

It says that the Minion Caveman toy makes three sounds — “para la bukay,” ”hahaha” and “eh eh.”

However, several parents have posted videos online, showing what really does sound like age-inappropriate language.

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McDonald’s says “a very small number of customers” have been in touch with the company about the toy.

The company said the promotion is supposed to run until the end of the month.

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.

A spokeswoman for McDonald’s, Lisa McComb, says there are no plans to take the toys out of distribution.

The film opened in America today, but has been at the top of the Irish box office for the last two weeks.

Contains reporting by the Associated Press.

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