Two McDonald’s customers took matters into their own hands when they noticed the restaurant where they ate at often didn’t have any Asian representation in there marketing.
So Jehv Maravilla, 21, and his friend Christian Toledo, 25, decided to create their own.
"We were eating McDonald’s one day and we looked around and saw there were posters around that didn’t have any Asians,” Maravilla told KHOU 11.
The friends say they were motivated by the movie, Crazy Rich Asians which gave them the confidence to model for the photo while holding a McDonald’s hamburger and fries, they then edited the image to look like McDonald’s other marketing images.
After the image was finished they created a cover so it could hang on the wall, then bought McDonald’s shirts from a local thrift store and created a fake badge with the title, “Regional Interior Coordinator.” With the help of friends, the picture was hung on an empty McDonald’s wall on July 13 where it remained unnoticed for 51 days until Maravilla tweeted about it on Sunday.
The tweet went viral getting over 175,000 retweets and 705,000 likes. The local franchise released a statement, “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.”
If you're curious to see how they pulled it off watch below: