How people are responding to McD's freaky kids' mascot

This could quite possibly be the scariest McDonald’s mascot ever.

McDonald’s introduced “Happy,” a new animated Happy Meal character that is said to bring fun and excitement to kids meals, while also serving as an ambassador for balanced and wholesome eating.

Happy will encourage kids to enjoy fruits, vegetables, low-fat dairy and wholesome beverages such as water or juice (or at least, scare them into it).

And as if broccoli wasn’t scary enough for kids, here's what Happy looks like:

When McDonald’s unveiled its mascot for children’s meals Twitter comments were anything but positive for the fast food giant. Here are some of the hilarious comments:

Happy was first introduced in 2009 to children and families in France and has since made its way to Latin America and other countries in Europe. It will be making a grand entrance in the US next (look out America!).

Despite the criticism, it looks like McDonald's is taking it in its stride and has posted this cheeky image, acknowledging just how creepy its mascots are:

Kudos for sticking by your creepy mascots McD's!