Another day, another parent hearing the word “fuck” coming out of a toy and getting outraged. For fuck’s sake parents, these toys are not saying “fuck.” Are you fucking kidding me?
To promote the new Minions movie, McDonald’s is selling happy meals with little Minions figures inside. Some parents are convinced the toy is saying “What the fuck.” Clearly these parents have never heard Minionese. It’s a bunch of babble sounds and some farts. Oh, and the word “banana.” They say the word banana a lot. They do not say the word “fuck.”
Here’s a You Tube video of the little toy and its potty mouth:
And a local news station interviewing one of the “outraged” parents about the toy:
Are you fucking serious? This toy is not swearing. This dad wants McDonald’s to stop giving away the toy, because throwing away thousands of pieces of plastic that won’t biodegrade for a few millennia because of an inaudible sound makes total sense. Considering this guy doesn’t even think being on the news is a situation that requires putting on a fucking shirt – I think I’ll pass on taking his outrage seriously.
A spokesman for McDonald’s had this to say about the toy:
“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.”
Translation: this fucking toy isn’t saying “fuck,” you fucking dummies.
This “word” coming out of the fairly inaudible speaker of a child’s toy is not even a word. It’s a sound that random parents are assigning the word “fuck” to. That’s just fucking stupid.
Get a grip, parents. The only kid who’s going to think this Minion is saying the word “fuck” is one that already knows that word. And if your three-year-old already knows that “fuck” is a bad word, you’ve kinda lost that battle anyway.
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