Thursday, 20 September, 2018

Student poster prank in Texas McDonald's goes unnoticed for nearly two months

Scott Davis | 06 September, 2018, 23:40

Jevh Maravilla, a Filipino-American student at the University of Houston, frequented the McDonald's branch. Maybe we can change that, ' " Maravilla said in a video he and his friends uploaded on YouTube, explaining how they went about accomplishing the daring feat.

The two friends pose in front of their poster. "I look up, and I see a blank wall and, and I tell Christian 'hey, what if we put a picture of us on there?' Look around, there's literally no Asians in any of these walls". Then they ordered it online and waited for it to arrive.

"It fit me perfectly", he said.

To be fair, they really have done an excellent job with that poster. Then we took a pic with our pic in the frame and put that in another frame!

"I wanted people to think it was impressive that it's been there for so long", Jevh told Inc.

If you haven't noticed, there isn't a lot of Asians represented in media.




"We all deserve equality and all races deserve recognition".

Mcdonald's was actually thrilled by the men's creativity.

"When I was growing up, Asian people only appeared in movies as martial artists or amusing side characters".

They found a "natural environment" that looked similar to the locations used for the existing photos, and took a picture similar to the ones they had seen inside the restaurant. The world responded: his tweet had more than 900,000 likes and was shared over 237,000 times.

But getting the poster into the McDonald's and on the wall took some planning and chicanery, which began with a trip to a local thrift store.

"We looked around and we saw there were no Asians in the posters around McDonald's, so we chose to do it ourselves, and I guess the rest is history", said Jehv Maravilla, a 21-year-old University of Houston student. The BBC has approached the company for comment.

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