McDonald’s will not remove Minions from its Happy Meal product line, despite well-publicized complaints that the toys’ limited vocabulary includes a phrase that sounds an awful lot like the unabbreviated version of “WTF.”
The toys, made famous enough by the Pixar film Despicable Me to earn their own movie, Minions, have their own language called “Minionese,” which is mostly gibberish. McDonald’s told The Associated Press that the toys are programmed to make three sounds — “para la bukay,” “hahaha” and “eh eh.”
Therefore, any incidental swearing, which McDonald’s claims was brought to the company’s attention by a very small number of customers,” will not result in the termination of the Happy Meal campaign. It will 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,” McDonald’s said in a statement.