In what amounts to the audio equivalent of a Rorschach inkblot test, parents across the nation are outraged over a talking Happy Meal toy that seemingly utters the words "What the fuck." The toy in question, one of the yellow pill-shaped guys from the new Minions movie, says three phrases when tapped against something.
Does it sound like he's cursing? Yeah, maybe, but according to McDonald's, the toy's three sounds ("para la bukay," ''hahaha," and "eh eh") are just more of the nonsense noises made by the Minions characters -- which, if you stop to think for even a second, makes a lot more sense than the alternative. People simply hear what they want to hear, and anyone who's been a kid before (read: everyone) knows children are exposed to cursing way earlier than their over-sensitive parents would like to think.