A couple of college students pulled an epic prank at a McDonald’s in Texas and are sharing with the world how exactly they pulled it off.
Jevh Maravilla posted the photos to his Twitter, writing, “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,” he wrote.
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
Why’d they do it?
“There isn’t a lot of Asians represented in media, and hopefully one day I could see someone like me on the big screen,” Maravilla says in a YouTube video explaining exactly how the duo pulled it off.
“So one day my bud Christian and I were eating at McDonald’s one day munching on some crunch wraps. I look up and I see a blank wall, and I tell my friend Christian ‘hey, what if we put a picture of us on there? Look around. There are literally no Asians on any of these walls,” he says as he points to other hanging posters showing adults and children of other varying races. “Maybe we can change that.”
And that’s how it all started.
Maravilla and his friend Christian Toldeo then enlisted the help of another buddy to take a picture of them with their McDonald’s products at school, edited it, then had the poster printed by the professionals.
To help with the scheme, Maravilla even found a McDonald’s employee shirt at a local thrift store and dressed up as an employee to “blend in” at the restaurant.
They got away with it, and it’s now been 7 weeks since they pulled off the epic prank.
The poster is still there.
McDonald’s has since released a statement, saying “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.”
Since Sunday, Maravilla’s tweet has been retweeted more than 213,000 times and liked more than 870,000 times.
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