Students Put Up Fake 'Asians Ad' On Wall In McDonald's

Fredrick Soto
September 6, 2018

The pair even bought a McDonald's uniform from a charity shop for seven dollars to help them execute the prank. He and his friend were so frustrated by what they call the lack of "equal racial representation" in billboards inside McDonald's stores that they made a decision to take matters into their own hands.

Maravilla said he was with a friend at McDonald's when they noticed a blank wall and the idea of making sure Asians were represented was born.

In June, Maravilla and Toledo went to work on their poster.

Then they set out to flawless the photo, which needed a bit of doctoring. Fifty-one days later, the poster had still gone unnoticed by staff.

"I really hope they never take it down."

And judging by the response Jevh Maravilla and Christian Toledo are getting worldwide, a lot of people seem to be lovin' it. "I was very, very nervous", Jevh said.

What the future holds for the poster is a question only McDonald's can answer. He told USA Today: "Like, for Asian men". Maybe we can change that, ' " Maravilla said in a video he and his friends uploaded on YouTube, explaining how they went about accomplishing the daring feat. "I hope this can open the eyes to not just McDonald's, but other major companies can embrace different ethnicities", Maravilla told CNN.

A McDonald's franchisee released a statement on the prank Tuesday, saying, "We take pride in highlighting diversity in every aspect of our restaurants".

McDonald's, however, did not indicate whether it meant to remove Maravilla and Toledo's photo. The group brought the poster into the restaurant and leaned it against a wall - backwards, so as not to attract attention. "We applaud these students' creativity and hope to see them in our restaurants again soon".

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