Target: McDonald’s Chairman, Andrew McKenna
Goal: Remove cursing Minions from Happy Meals immediately
With the new Minions movie being released in theaters, McDonald’s has been putting talking Minion action figures in their Happy Meals, claiming the words they use are of the “unintelligible language called Minionese,” although parents are saying otherwise.
Not only are the words intelligible, according to some parents, but they’re curse words. One parent posted a video online of their child’s Happy Meal Minion toy clearly using profanity, such as “what the f–k.” Another video shows one saying “well, I’ll be da–ed.”
People are unhappy that their kids were being introduced to vulgar language. According to the Daily Mail, one parent is concerned, saying “I can’t have my kids going into school cursing because these toys taught them to.”
When parents confronted McDonald’s, their response was nonchalant, reportedly saying the messages were pre-recorded and it’s just “Minionese.”
It seems unlikely these have been produced without any knowledge of the cursing. If they use pre-recorded words, then it’s logical to assume someone intended for the toys to swear.
Please tell McDonald’s to stop ignoring parents’ concerns by using the childish excuse that it’s “Minionese language,” when multiple people have come forward saying the toys are using clear profanity.
This is unacceptable for a child’s toy. Demand that McDonald’s pull the cursing Minions from their stores immediately.
Dear Chairman Andrew McKenna,
Many parents claim that the Minion toys in their children’s Happy Meals use profanity. Several videos have been posted online where the toys can be heard using at least two swear words, including the F-word. This is unsuitable as a child’s toy and it’s completely disgusting that this would be produced for children. We urge you to show respect to the customers who keep McDonald’s in business by choosing to discontinue these inappropriate toys immediately.
[Your Name Here]
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