NEW YORK — Angry parents are posting videos online of the latest McDonald's Happy Meal toy, a Minion they say has a filthy mouth.
The toy is part of an international promotion for the new "Minions" movie, a prequel in the "Despicable Me" franchise.
Minions speak "Minionese" -- an invented language that bears only coincidental similarities to English, the company claims.
Some parents beg to differ -- "It turned out to be a toy that decided to talk profanity," Florida dad Bradley Merten told WFTV. Merten says he heard the Minion blurt out "What the f*ck!"
So what does the Minion Caveman Happy Meal toy actually say? "'Para la bukay,' 'hahaha,' and 'eh eh,'" according to McDonald's Director of Media Relations Lisa McComb.
"We’re aware of a very small number of customers who have been in touch regarding this toy, and we regret any confusion or offense to those who may have misinterpreted its sounds," McComb said. "The allegation that this toy is saying anything offensive or profane is not true."
McDonald's has been "Minionizing" some of its restaurants since the Happy Meal launched July 3.
"The most Minionized restaurant is located in the heart of Chicago with more than 400 Minions appearing on the outside of the restaurant -- from top-to-bottom windows and the drive-thru to tabletops and the front counter -- taking nearly 50 hours to assemble."