McDonald's Cups Inadvertently Feature Sexual Imagery, Mocking Ensues

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In Japan, McDonald’s has released a new series of cups for its McFizz soda drinks. The cups are supposed to show a young woman and a young man on each side. When you finish the drink, it looks like they are smooching on the lips. But people have found something else entirely.


[Updated: 8/1/19, 7:28 a.m. ET: The title and this article have been edited for clarity.]

Here is how the cups look. As mentioned above, after you drink the colorful soda, the clear plastic cup reveals another person on the opposite side.


It looks rather innocent.

But, as SoraNews points out, if you change the angle, things get suggestive. This was quickly noticed by people on Twitter.


Several cups inadvertently feature a variety of acts that people have interpreted as sexual. Lots of people pointed out the screw-up, calling the drinks 大人の飲み物 (otona no nomimono) or “adult beverages” and referring to this as an “egregious blunder” by McDonald’s.

Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored six books, including most recently, The Japanese Sake Bible.

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So first it’s “Two statues in The Division 2 appear to be having sex”, and now it’s “McDonald’s cups look like people having sex”.

Is this a new trend where we’re desperately trying to see people having sex in everything around us?