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McDonald’s Japan mistakenly creates sexually suggestive drink cups

By Lucy Dayman

Last month McDonald’s Japan released a new range of summer loving-themed McFizz soft drinks. The drinks come in three refreshing flavors Lemon Ginger, Blue Hawaii, and Blood Orange, and they’re all bubbly and brightly colored.

But that’s not what’s exciting about them.

The designers over at McDonald’s HQ seemed to think the launch of the McFizz was an excellent opportunity to pay homage to the romantic potential of long summer evenings.

They’ve created a range of clear cups decorated with various images of a boy on one side, and a girl on the other. When the cup is empty, the boy and the girl line up, and they share an innocent intimate moment. Rotate the cup and you’ll get a kiss on the cheek or peck on the lips, depending on the design.

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But thanks to some creative thinking and clever angles on behalf of McDonald’s customers, this innocent summer romance story gets a lot hotter and heavier than the fast-food chain intended.

Users have noticed that if you turn the angle just so, the peck on the cheek becomes a multitude of other intimate moments.

And let’s just say that they cover all the bases.

Twitter user @mao_killa shared her discovery on Twitter last week.

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This is hilarious. Lol

There is a part of me that thinks a disgruntled employee helped design these knowing full well what could happen.

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I can see these being hugely collectable pieces in the future! Might go grab me a couple.

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Sex is good. Nobody should be ashamed. Sometimes a guide is handy to make the suggestion without verbalizing it. Sometimes.

Not sure I'd collect plastic cups - still wondering what to do with my Star Wars glass collection from the 70-80s?

Blood Orange might not be the best name for a drink. Do they want to encourage more stabbings?

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This reminds me of those "fold the banknote to make the Queen smoke a joint" discoveries. You'll never stop them.

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I needed a chuckle today, and this provided quite the chuckle. I'm sure there'll be a few blushed cheeks here and there when they realise this, but there's no real harm in it over all.

Blood Orange might not be the best name for a drink. Do they want to encourage more stabbings?

That's not the name of the drink, but the fruit it comes from. There is literally a species of orange called the Blood Orange, owing to it having redder flesh than other oranges. There's nothing more insidious about it than that.

5 ( +5 / -0 )

Reminds me of the Al Jaffee fold-ins from Mad Magazine.

Or the London 2012 Olympics logo which, er, really sucked.

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Bottom picture

Oh my!

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These designs gave me and the wife a few laughs.

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Whilst it did make me laugh, I'm a bit tired of heterosexual culture being rammed down my throat all the time.

-6 ( +2 / -8 )

HAAAA! This is great, I love it.

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McDonald’s suggestive cups just trying to help the Japanese birth rate improve. The "family" restaurant.

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Start collecting them all now!

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A friend is in PR at McDonalds Japan. I told him that I believe McDonalds knew all along how those illustrations look. The adage holds: There is no such thing as bad publicity.

These cups will become collector's items.

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WoW creative design.

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Yet they still can’t put enough mustard on a hamburger or figure out how not to blob everything in the center. Maybe these cup designers should take their creativity and go work in the “how to make a hamburger” department.

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