Two Friends Hung A Fake Poster Of Themselves In McDonald's
This stunt right here involves a fair amount of creativity, a $7 McDonald's thrift shop shirt and a fucking massive poster. But it's pretty damn funny - they pulled it off in brilliant fashion and it seems the fast-food restaurant chain love it too...
When these two friends realised that there were no Asian people in the posters dotted around their local Maccies in Pearland, Texas, they decided to take matters into their own hands.
Jehv Maravilla, a 21-year-old University of Houston student, and his pal Christian Toledo, 25, are both Filipino-Americans.
The pair wanted Asians to be represented so when they saw a blank wall, they knew immediately that's where their work of art would hang.
They held a photo shoot using a timer to take a picture of the two of them eating McDonald's, edited the photograph and ordered it online from the Office Depot site for a measly $84.99 (£66).
They also documented the entire thing on Jehv's YouTube channel:
The poster arrived a week later and Christian explained that they then needed to look the part when putting it up so they bought a $7 (£5) McDonald's shirt from a thrift shop, and Jevh became 'Regional Interior Coordinator'.
The pals put up the poster on 13 July - 52 days late, it seemed no one had noticed it hanging on the wall as it was still up there.
Their initial plan was for no one to spot their artwork but when Jehv posted about their stunt on Twitter, it was retweeted more than 150,000 times and liked over 590,000 times.
Jehv told KPRC 2: "Asian representation in media is not as prevalent as it should be. What motivated me was Crazy Rich Asians, the movie that came out, that boosted my confidence into thinking maybe one day I could be just like that, and if I take a step and do something small like this, it could make a difference.
"I hope this can open the eyes of McDonald's and their corporation to show more people like me, Asians, in there."
i noticed there was a blank wall at mcdonald's so i decided to make this fake poster of me and my friend. It's now been 51 days since i hung it up. pic.twitter.com/5OTf5aR4vm
- JΞVH M (@Jevholution) September 3, 2018
In a statement gathered by KPRC 2, the local McDonald's restaurant, said: "We take pride in highlighting diversity in every aspect of our restaurants. We applaud these students' creativity and hope to see them in our restaurants again soon."
We're not surprised they're applauding - this pair of LADs have saved Maccies $84.99 on a new poster. Here's hoping they submit an invoice for their bill.
Featured Image Credit: Twitter/@Jevholution