Wednesday, 26 September, 2018

McDonalds poster prank goes viral

Filipino-Americans Jevh Maravilla 21 and pal Christian Toledo 25 realized that no Asians were featured on their local McDonald's walls and came up with a plan that saw them posting this Students’ Fake McDonald’s Poster Goes Unnoticed for 51 Days
Lindsey Cook | 06 September, 2018, 23:40

He said: "If you haven't noticed there isn't a lot of Asians represented in the Media and hopefully someday I can see someone like me on the big screen".

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.

When asked if he had any other requests for the company, Maravilla said yes. Maybe we can change that'. Chronicled in a YouTube video, the pair put one up a poster of themselves holding a burger and fries and put it on the restaurant's wall.

They then edited the image and ordered it in large print via Office Depot. A week later it arrived, Maravilla says in the video.

To prevent suspicion, Jevh purchased a McDonald's shirt at a thrift store for $6.48 and dressed up as "Jeff Bergara".

Once they were sure nobody was watching, Maravilla took off his jacket to reveal his uniform and badge, complete with a tie and walkie-talkie.

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"We were eating McDonald's one day and we looked around and saw there were posters around that didn't have any Asians", explained Jevh Maravilla. Maravilla's tweet about the poster went viral in under 24 hours.

"Mission accomplished!" he says outside in the vehicle as they're leaving.

From the video, it didn't look like they even noticed.

"We all deserve equality and all races deserve recognition. I guess I did my part". I don't know why McDonald's marketing didn't include Asians, but often in the media Asian men are not shown as masculine and Asian women are just portrayed as cute and pretty.

McDonald's Franchisee Mariselle Quijano said in a statement to InsideEdition.com: "We take pride in highlighting diversity in every aspect of our restaurants".

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