In today’s news of all things bizarre and fun, two friends Jehv Maravilla and Christian Toledo pulled off a prank that sprung from their interest to fill up a blank wall at a McDonald’s outlet in Houston, Texas. Filipino-Americans Pals turned poster boys hung a fake promotional poster of themselves and later took to Twitter to share it with the world.
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
Boredom is not the reason that led them to pull off a prank of this nature. The guys clearly felt the lack of Asian representation in the company’s advertising and decided to fill that gap by sneaking in and hanging the poster. The image of the two friends sitting in front of the poster at the McDonald’s outlet has blown up on Twitter (like all viral things do) with the hashtag #Keeptheposterup.
Twitter was quick to give their consent
I can’t remember seeing something that made me this happy in a long time.
— Tom Segura (@tomsegura) September 3, 2018
— Black Lives Matter (@blaclives) September 4, 2018
BOY i’m mcdown
— alex (@amalshahzad) September 4, 2018
— Tim Young (@TimRunsHisMouth) September 5, 2018
There were few who joined the crew claiming to have done something similar
Me and some friends did that at our local Walmart! Then we took a pic with our pic in the frame and put that in another frame! They were there for a good 3 or 4 months until they got a new batch of frames in. pic.twitter.com/SUKsuD1OXi
— Brynn Shuller (@BrynnShuller) September 3, 2018
I did the same at a Walmart garden center. I was too chicken to take a picture with it though. pic.twitter.com/SOUB2eRqQE
— CBZO (@CharlieBZO) September 5, 2018
Maravilla has now made a Youtube video giving a detailed account of how it all went down. Let’s just hope that the case of casual pranking makes the company realize the bigger issue that surrounds it all.
Image Credits: (@jevholution on Instagram)