McDonald's customers create fake poster to hang in restaurant promoting racial diversity

Gladys Abbott
September 6, 2018

Two friends created a poster and hung it at their favorite McDonald's to have people who look like them on the wall.

Jevh Maravilla and his friends documented their entire plan, from setting up a photoshoot to buying official McDonald's gear, in an effort to ensure there are more images of Asians in McDonald's stores.

Two McDonald's customers in Texas pulled off a viral prank when they chose to turn themselves into protagonists of an ad and hang it inside the fast-food restaurant they often eat at. Noticing that none of the photos on the other walls had any Asians portrayed in them, they joked that they should take a photo of themselves and put it up in the blank spot.

Maravilla further explained his motive for the prank in his vlog posted on YouTube last August 2: "If you notice, there isn't a lot of Asians represented in the media".

"One day, my bud Christian and I were eating at McDonald's, munching on some snack wraps". "And hopefully one day I could see someone like me on the big screen".

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It's unclear at this time whether the poster will stay up in the restaurant.

Jevh sought help from friends to finally hang the poster up.

His prank has since gone viral, with his Tweet of the initiative garnering 195,000 retweets and over 797,000 likes as of September 4.

So far, McDonald's has not responded to a request for a statement but the friends have high hopes for their response. "We applaud these students' creativity and hope to see them in our restaurants again soon".

I kind of hope they will ask us to be representative models for them. It would be, like, a dream come true'.

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