Two men sneak in self-made poster at McDonald’s for Asian representation

Students’ Fake McDonald’s Poster Goes Unnoticed for 51 Days

Students’ Fake McDonald’s Poster Goes Unnoticed for 51 Days

The fake McDonald's poster that 21-year-old student Jevh Maravilla shared on Twitter on Monday is the absolute flawless example of this.

McDonald's, however, did not indicate whether it meant to remove Maravilla and Toledo's photo.

We're told they bought old McDonald's uniforms at a thrift store to dress up and hang the poster.

Jev and his friend, Chris, took a picture in front of their neighborhood event center, edited the photo to match the graphics in the McDonald's posters, and received a print of their picture a week later.

Brynn Shuller of Burbank, Calif., tweeted that she and her friends slipped photos of themselves into picture frames for sale at a Walmart. The group brought the poster into the restaurant and leaned it against a wall - backwards, so as not to attract attention. Then they made their move. "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". "I was very, very nervous", Jevh said.

"We put adhesive on the back so it could be taken down".

Apparently, his plan succeeded as the poster remained up until July 13.

If you haven't noticed, there isn't a lot of Asians represented in media. "Remember, folks, all races deserve recognition", Maravilla says in the video. 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.

Jevh's tweet about his escapade has been shared more than 140,000 times, and retweeted nearly 600,000 times.

Jevh Maravilla detailed the unusual caper in a YouTube video entitled "We Became McDonald's Poster Models", which explained how he and friend Christian Toledo were able to pull it off.

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